Groundnut Oil

Peanut oil, also known as groundnut oil or arachis oil, is a mild-tasting vegetable oil derived from peanuts or groundnuts. The oil is available with a strong peanut flavor and aroma, It has broad used both for general cooking, and in the case of roasted oil, for added flavor. Unrefined peanut oil has a smoke point of 320 °F/160 °C. and is used as a flavorant for dishes akin to sesame oil. The refined peanut oil has a smoke point of 450 °F/232 °C is commonly used for frying volume batches foods like french fries.

Clear oil pressed from peanuts; it is used for salads and, because it has a high smoke point, it is especially prized for frying. Peanut oil is about 50 percent monounsaturated and 30 percent polyunsaturated. If stored in a cool, dark place, it will keep indefinitely. Its major component fatty acids are oleic acid (46.8% as olein), linoleic acid (33.4% as linolein), and palmitic acid (10.0% as palmitin). The oil also contains some stearic acid, arachidic acid, behenic acid, lignoceric acid and other fatty acid

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