Peanut is also known as goober, pinder, groundnut, earthnut and ground pea. Groundnut oil is naturally sweet and flavored edible oil. Refined Groundnut oil has a light yellow color and a neutral taste. This is extracted from pressing groundnut kernels. In addition to extracting the oil, groundnuts are eaten raw or roasted and used in cooking and bakery as well. Groundnut oil is very high on energy, has a very high burning and smoking point, and contains monounsaturated fats, Vitamins A, D, and E.
- Peanut oil is high in energy; 100 g oil provides 884 calories.
- It is one of the cooking oils with a high smoke point; 450 ?F. The property can be employed in setting oil temperatures while deep-frying food items.
- Peanut oil has very good lipid profile. It has saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (SFA: MUFA: PUFA= 18: 49: 33) fats in healthy proportions.
- It is one of the stable cooking oils; having a long shelf life.
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