Peanut oil

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Bottled peanut oil

Peanut oil is a type of vegetable oil that comes from the fat in peanuts. This oil is known to have a neutral flavour unless the peanuts were roasted first.[1][2][3] It is commonly used in deep frying.[4]

Composition[change | change source]

Peanut oil is 17% saturated fat, 46% monounsaturated fat, and 32% polyunsaturated fat (table).[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peanut Oil - Uses, Health Benefits & Nutrition". The Peanut Institute.
  2. Liu, Xiaojun; Jin, Qingzhe; Liu, Yuanfa; Huang, Jianhua; Wang, Xingguo; Mao, Wenyue; Wang, Shanshan (2011). "Changes in Volatile Compounds of Peanut Oil during the Roasting Process for Production of Aromatic Roasted Peanut Oil". Journal of Food Science. 76 (3): C404–12. doi:10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02073.x. PMID 21535807.
  3. "USA-Grown Peanut Sources - Peanut Oil". National Peanut Board. Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  4. "Deep-Frying With Peanut Oil Vs. Other Oils". LIVESTRONG.COM. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  5. "USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference". Nutrient Data Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2011. Choose peanut oil and then "Oil, peanut, salad or cooking".
  6. "Peanut Oil - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics". www.sciencedirect.com. Retrieved 2021-02-12.