COLD PRESSED GROUNDNUT OIL
Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil or peanut oil is extracted from traditional wooden mills-ghani or chekku. In this method oil is extracted without heating or any chemical process. Groundnut oil is rich in plant sterols which help in reducing heart attack risk.
Groundnut oil is a mild, nutty tasting vegetable oil that is mostly used for cooking. Groundnut oil is used often in Chinese, South Asian, and South-East Asian cuisine. They are rich in fats, so this oil is obtained by pressing harvested groundnuts to extract their fat which is about 40% to 50%.
Kachi Ghani Groundnut Oil that is extracted in this traditional manner is highly nutritious and healthy with all the nutrients intact.
FOLLOWING ARE SOME BENEFITS OF COLD PRESSED GROUNDNUT OIL
1. Rich Source of MUFA and PUFA
Peanut oil is high in both monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats, both of which have been researched extensively for their roles in reducing heart disease. There is good evidence that consuming unsaturated fats can lower certain risk factors associated with heart disease.
MUFA lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels but maintains high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. It also helps to improve the function of blood vessels. And some research shows that MUFA also benefits insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be especially helpful for type 2 diabetes.
PUFA are important for nerve function, blood clotting, brain health, and muscle strength. They are essentials because the body needs them to function but can’t make them, so a we need oil which is rich in PUFA.
2. Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and the things they make protect the body from infection from outside invaders, such as bacteria and viruses.
Linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acid found in peanuts, has been shown to reduce inflammation and is therefore seen as anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that β-sitosterol also has a wide range of anti-inflammatory effects in peripheral tissues. β-sitosterol, a phytosterol found in peanuts, reduces prostate cancer risk by inhibiting tumor growth.
Marachekku Groundnut Oil has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities.
3. Prevents Cancer and Stroke
Beta-sitosterol found in groundnuts is purported to prevent heart diseases and certain types of cancer (prostate and colon cancer). It was also found effective in preventing breast cancer. As per a study beta-sitosterol induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Apoptosis, a type of programmed cell death, is key to halting the spread of cancer cells.
4. Prevents Gall Bladder Stone
Beta-sitosterol prevents gallstone formation in the body. People with complex genetic disorder, bariatric surgery, slow intestinal movements, liver cirrhosis, high triglycerides, low physical activity, pregnancy, obesity and rapid weight loss on low caloric diets majorly suffer from gallstones diseases.
5. Decreases Cholesterol
Peanut oil is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. A food cook in a peanut oil can help lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. And that, in turn, reduces the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Also, beta-sitosterol in groundnut oil helps by limiting the amount of cholesterol that enters the body.
6. Loaded With Nutrients
Organic Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil is loaded with natural antioxidants that can protect the body from the harmful effects of the toxin radicals. As it is a great source of omega 6 fatty acid that plays a critical role in growth and development.
- The monounsaturated fat present in the groundnut oil helps to regulate blood sugar levels which is beneficial for people with diabetes.
- Groundnut oil has a power to decrease appetite hence it is beneficial for weight loss.
- A High source of Vitamin E. A spoon of groundnut oil has 11% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin E.
HOW TO USE COLD PRESSED GROUNDNUT OIL?
1. Cooking Purposes
- Wood Pressed Groundnut Oil is highly stable, which makes it a perfect fir for high temperature cooking like deep frying, sautéing and also to make dressings or sauces. This oil can be added to any dish that demands a nutty flavor and aroma.
- Hence Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil for Cooking is suitable for grilling, sautéing, seasoning and tempering. It is quite popular in Indian and Chinese cuisine.
2. Skin Moisturize
- Cold Pressed Peanut Oil is good for skin, especially for dry, sensitive skin that needs constant care.
- Groundnut oil has traditionally been used as a moisturizer to alleviate conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It has a heavy, greasy texture that leaves a sheen on the skin and treats dryness by deeply moisturizing it. Groundnut oil, with its occlusive, humectant and emollient properties, makes for a complete moisturizer and is therefore an excellent addition in several skin care products. Moisturize your skin. Pour a teaspoon (5 ml) of peanut oil into the palm of your hand and massage the oil into dry areas of skin.
- Pure Groundnut Oil can also be used to moisturize a dry scalp. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 10 minutes. Rinse your scalp with warm water and dry your hair. Avoid using peanut oil on your face. The high fat content could cause pimples.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLD PRESSED Vs REFINED GROUNDNUT OIL
- Refined Groundnut oil is usually labelled as “refined” or “expeller-pressed” which means high heat was used in the oil-extraction process in contrast to “cold-pressed,” which is not at all heated, except the natural heat produced during churning.
- Groundnut oil is made from the premium quality groundnuts that are pressed to release oil and later sieved to remove impurities, if any.
- Refined groundnut oil is extracted with a lot of chemicals, such as hexane. That’s why it is flavorless and odourless and has a high smoke point of 437°F (2250 C). Whereas the Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil is rich in taste, aroma with a nutty flavor and has a little lower smoke point (1800 C) than the refined one.
HOW TO STORE GROUNDNUT OIL?
- Sekku groundnut oil must be stored in a cool, dark place with the lid tightly closed and away from direct sunlight that may cause rancidity.
- Some sedimentation of the groundnut particles at the bottom of the oil bottle are present which is completely safe and edible.
- As it is a rich source of Vitamin E. It can also be stored in the fridge if the bottle is not opened. Bring to room temperature before use. Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil has a shelf life of up to six months. Throw away any groundnut oil that smells bad, or has mold growth.
WHERE TO BUY COLD PRESSED COCONUT OIL?
- If you are googling Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil Near Me you will see multiple results.
- Healthy roots offer 100% pure, unadulterated Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil as pure as the groundnuts. Tasty, aromatic and full of flavor that adds life to your food.
IDEAL TO USE IN WHICH SEASON?
Unrefined Groundnut Oil is ideal to use in cold climates like the winter season. It is oily (snigdha) and produces heat. It calms kapha and vata, aggravates pitta and burning.
- 4 cups ground roasted peanuts
- 1 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
- 1 cup peanut oil
- 2 cups Whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Mix the ground peanut, sugar, oil, and flour together until well combined.
- Shaped into small balls.
- Use a fork or the palm of your hand to flatten it slightly.
- Brush the top with the butter and bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
Stir Fried Veggies in Groundnut Oil
Use Groundnut oil in stir fries. Stir frying is the process of cooking small pieces of food quickly at a high temperature in a small amount of oil. Groundnut oil is ideal for this type of cooking because of its high smoke point and neutral flavor. To stir fry any type of food.
- A bowl of chopped veggies (french beans, carrots, spinach, broccoli, spring onions, cabbage, lettuce, green peas, zucchini, onions, etc)
- 1 tbsp of Healthy roots Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil
- Favourite sauces
- Black pepper
- Heat a pan or skillet over medium heat
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) of Extra Virgin Groundnut Oil
- When the oil is shimmering, add chopped garlic, onion, and other spices of your choice
- Cook for 30 seconds to a minute
- Add bite-sized pieces of meat or vegetables and cook for five to seven minutes, stirring constantly
- Sprinkle a pinch of black pepper and salt to it
- Add your favorite sauces
- Serve warm
Make your every meal tasty and nutritious with Healthy roots Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil!!!