The peanut plant is a low growing, an annual plant belonging to the family of Fabaceae (Leguminosae) of the genus: Arachis, and botanically named as Arachis hypogaea. Some of the common names are groundnut, earthnut, goober, pinder, and ground pea…
Peanut oil nutrition facts
- 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 which allows in setting oil at higher temperatures while deep-frying food
- Peanut oil composes a very good lipid profile. It has saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (SFA: MUFA: PUFA= 18: 49: 33) fats in healthy
- It is one of the stable cooking oils which has a long shelf life.
- Wonderfully pleasant, sweet-flavored peanut oil is low in saturated fats, free from cholesterol, contains essential fatty acid ( linoleic acid (omega-6)) making it one of the healthiest cooking oils.
- Being a vegetable oil, it is a good source of plant sterols, especially 11- sitosterol. The FDA has approved the following claim for phytosterols: “Foods containing at least 0.4 gram per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 gram, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.