Sweet and favorable Groundnut oil is organic edible oil obtained from crushing Groundnut kernels. Today groundnut are widely cultivated as important oil seeds prime and commercial crop in India (TAMILNADU, Gujarat, Andhra Maharashtra also Rajasthan).
Physical Characteristic of Groundnut Oil
Cold crushed Groundnut oil has deep yellow colour with pleasant nutty aroma and sweet taste.
Groundnut Oil Nutrition Facts
Groundnut oil is high in energy. 100 Gm oil provides 884 calories
It is one of the cooking oil with a high smoke point: 450 ‘F. The property can be employed in temperatures while deep frying food items.
Groundnut oil has very good lipid profile. It has SFA : 18%,MUFA : 49%,PUFA : 33% more or less
It is one of the stable cooking oils having a long shelf life.
Health Benefits of Groundnut Oil
Wonderful pleasant sweet flavored G.Nut oil is low in saturated fats, free from cholesterol contains G.Nut oil is high in calories. Its high calorie value is because of fatty acids. None the less the oil is especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids(MUFA) like olic acid (18:1) that helps to lower LDL or Bad cholesterol and increases HDL or “GOOD CHOLESTROL” in the blood Research studies suggest Mediterranean diet that is enriched with mono unsaturated fatty acid help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood liquid profile.
Groundnut oil contains reseratrol Polyphenol anti oxidant, which has been found to have protective function against cancers, heart disease. Alzheimer’s disease and Viral/fungal infections.
Groundnut oil contains valuable amount of anti oxidant vitamin ‘E’. Vitamin E is required for maintaining the integrity of cell menberance of muscues menberances and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free vadicals.
In addition to being a vegetable source, Groundnut oil is also an ideal choice for deep frying because it can be heated to a higher temperature (Smoke point - 450'F) This results in lower oil retention in the fried foods.