Groundnut oil is a popular oil that is commonly used in cooking, especially when frying foods. While Groundnut oil may have some health benefits, it also has some significant drawbacks.
Groundnut oil, also referred to as groundnut oil or arachis oil, is a vegetable-derived oil made from the edible seeds of the peanut plant.
Though the peanut plant flowers above ground, the seeds or peanuts actually develop underground. This is why peanuts are also known as groundnuts.
Peanuts are often grouped with tree nuts like walnuts and almonds, but they are actually a type of legume that belongs to the pea and bean family.
Depending on processing, peanut oil can have a wide range of flavors that vary from mild and sweet to strong and nutty.
Groundnut plant is a low growing, 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. In addition to being pressed for oil, peanut kernels are eaten fresh or roasted and used in cooking and confectionery as well.
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 100 g||153%|
|Saturated fat 17 g||85%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 32 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 46 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 0 mg||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 0 g||0%|
|Dietary fiber 0 g||0%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Protein 0 g||0%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||0%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||0%|