Groundnut Oil

Groundnut Oil

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.

Health benefits:

  • 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

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: September 23, 2016

Recommended for you

Write a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow us on Facebook