Which type: Unsaturated fat
Peanut or groundnut oil, as the name implies, is a type of vegetable oil commonly used in cooking that is derived from peanuts, which are legumes. Groundnut oil contains both mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats. It is pleasant and sweet to taste. This oil is low in saturated fats, free from cholesterol, contains essential fatty acid ( linoleic acid (omega-6)) making it as one of the healthiest cooking oils. Peanut oil is high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat, like olive oil.
- Boosts energy
- Lowers risk of heart conditions
- Resveratrol an antioxidant present in this oil helps to control infections
- Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Being rich in Vitamin E, it is good for skin and prevents premature aging