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Pressed Purity Peanut Oil (375ml)

  • $9.00

Peanut oil is appreciated for its high smoke point relative to many other cooking oils. Its major component fatty acids are oleic acid and linoleic acid. As such it may be substituted into a diet reducing the negative health effects of eating trans fat and saturated fat.

Origin: Australia

Extraction method: This peanut oil has not been refined and retains much of it's natural flavors and aromas. [The cold pressed extraction method yields a higher quality oil (more vitamins, minerals etc) compared to extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.]

Aroma: Peanut oil have a very nutty flavor.

Benefits: Peanuts contain most of the healthy or essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, etc. Therefore, peanuts themselves are considered as healthy foods. Peanut oil is popular in cooking and is specially used for stir fry or high temperature cooking. Peanut oil contains high amounts of vitamin E and phytosterols which are essential to get rid of the free radicals in blood. Another benefit of peanut oil is that it contains linoleic acid which is a precursor of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are essential to carry out several important functions in the body like contraction and dilation of blood vessels, and other muscles in the body. Peanut oil contains high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids that help in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body.

Common Uses: Peanut oil is ideally suited for stir frying, shallow frying, baking and salad dressings. Prized cooking oil for Asian dishes and recipes. A high quality, unrefined oil such as this, boasts rich nutty flavour and aroma. Peanut oil is appreciated for its high smoke point relative to many other cooking oils. Its major component fatty acids are oleic acid and linoleic acid. As such it may be substituted into a diet reducing the negative health effects of eating trans fat and saturated fat.

Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: It contains as vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E. Also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin and protein. It is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, containing at least 75%.