Characteristics of Groundnut Oil:
Cold-pressed groundnut oil has a bright yellow color with a mild peanut flavor.
It has a high smoking point. So best suited for Indian style cooking and deep-frying.
To avoid deoxidization and increase the shelf life, store the oil in a dark glass bottle or in a stainless container.
Health Benefits of Groundnut Oil:
It is free from cholesterol and contains lots of essential fatty acids like omega-6. So it is one of the best oil suited for cooking.
It has got an ample amount of plant sterols which reduces the risk of heart disease.
It has rich monosaturated fatty acids. This helps to reduce the LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase the HDL (good cholesterol)
It has rich anti-oxidants. This helps to reduce the risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
groundnut oil has rich folates, which boosts fertility.
It has rich protein and sometimes referred to as poor man’s protein.
Consuming groundnut oil helps in hair growth and moisturizes the hair, as it’s rich in protein.
It helps to control the blood glucose level.
Note: As groundnut oil is rich in protein and fat, it has to be used in moderation.