Peanut oil is one of the healthiest oils. It is a vegetable oil that is naturally trans fat-free, cholesterol free, and low in saturated fats. Peanut oil is high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat, like the one found in olive oil. It is also a source of the antioxidant vitamin E and phytosterols, which benefit heart health.
It is naturally trans fat-free, cholesterol free, and low in saturated fats. Many are not aware that frying in 100% peanut oil is allergen-free as well. Peanut oil is high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat. It is also a source of vitamin E and phytosterols, which benefit heart-health.
Peanut oil is naturally heart-healthy
Peanut oil is high in monounsaturated fat. This type of fat is recommended more than other fats in the Mediterranean diet.
People eating a diet with half of their fat from peanut oil significantly improved their total and bad LDL cholesterol, similar to olive oil.
The healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats in peanut oil are recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
Peanut oil has nutrients in addition to healthy fats
Both gourmet and refined peanut oil have vitamin E, an antioxidant beneficial to our health. Vitamin E is absorbed better when we eat it with fat.
According to the State University of New York at Buffalo, peanut oil has more phytosterols than olive oil.
In addition to protecting against heart disease, phytosterols in peanut oil protect against cancer by inhibiting tumor growth and preventing it’s spread to other parts of the body.
Peanut oil has a pleasing and sometimes light nutty flavor. It can be added to salads to add a nutty flavor.
In addition to its great taste, peanut oil is perfect for deep-frying because it does not absorb the flavor of other foods cooked in the oil. Due to this unique prop- erty, you can cook several different items in the same batch of peanut oil and each will maintain their own great taste.
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