Christmas dinner is an integral part of this festival, and nothing can be more comforting than sharing one with friends and family. The menu always includes deep-fried foods. It is common knowledge that using an oil that has a high smoke point and which contains a high amount of saturated fats is good for frying.Deep frying with the right oils can also make a healthier treat.
This blog reviews the benefits of using cold pressed groundnut oil as a cooking medium.
Most of us have found groundnuts whether roasted, fried, boiled, or salted to be reliable for snack-time hunger. The benefits of these legumes can also be eaten in the form of groundnut oil (also known as peanut oil). Harvested groundnuts are pressed to extract the oil, which is subsequently utilized in cooking.
How is cold pressed groundnut oil a better choice than regular oils?
- Due to its high smoking point, groundnut oil can be used to deep fry a variety of foods, including Indian and Chinese cuisine. It takes groundnut oil a long time to reach the smoking point, beyond which harmful substances form.
- Due to its neutral taste, it does not interfere with the taste of the dish's core.
- If kept in a cool, dark, dry place, it does not easily get rancid and can be stored for a long time.
- Extraction of oil using the natural chekku method preserves more nutrients and peanut flavor than refining.
Health benefits of Groundnut oil
Lowers Cholesterol levels
The fat that can be found in groundnut oil has a variety of unsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, etc.This lowers harmful cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of developing heart disease.
Maintains heart health
Because groundnut oil contains no cholesterol, it does not increase our dietary cholesterol intake. It helps in reducing the stress on cardiovascular systems.
Contains antioxidant properties
The antioxidants in the body protect the body from free radicals and toxins. Vitamin E and phytochemicals in groundnut oil are natural antioxidants. Consuming it regularly reduces inflammation as well. Many diseases are supposedly prevented by it.
Vitamin E contributes to the health of skin, making it look young and healthy. Moreover, it prevents wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems caused by free radicals.
Reduces cognitive disorders
Groundnuts contain resveratrol, which decreases blood pressure while also slowing down cognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimer's. Antioxidants prevent free radicals from breaking down neural pathways in the brain, so the disease cannot progress.
VEYR groundnut oil is made from high quality groundnuts grown in our organically certified Raaki Eco Farm. VEYR cold pressed groundnut oil is the result of cold pressing technology, using a wooden expeller. This technology involves using pressure, not heat, to extract oil from groundnuts. The resultant oil is naturally flavourful and fragrant, infused with balanced nutrition and antioxidants. Cold pressed oils are healthier than the refined version.