Hindi Name: मूंगफली का तेल
Also known as peanut oil, it is mild tasting organic oil, derived from peanuts. It has the nutty flavor of peanut incorporated in it. It has a higher smoke point and is often used while making french fries.
The oil is available in refined, unrefined and roasted varieties. Groundnut oil is commonly used in Chinese, South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines. Since it has a relatively high smoke point over other oils, peanut oil is commonly used for frying foods.
Frying, grilling, sautéing, seasoning and tempering, the oil can be used for all sorts of cooking since it has a rather neutral flavor. Dressings and garnishes can also be made using groundnut oil.
1. Groundnut oil regulates blood cholesterol by reducing bad cholesterol thus lowering risk of heart conditions.
2. It is also high in energy.
3. It also is used against cancer, obesity and diabetes.
4. Peanut oil is used in several medicinal oils for treating constipation.
Did you know?
Peanuts are cholesterol free.