Today we are writing about a humble oil seed which was helping entire ecosystem once upon a time, but then came the marketing hurricane of low SFA & Cholesterol in oils and the poor chap couldn’t sustain.
Yes we are talking about our beloved groundnut.. Be it crushed groundnut, groundnut oil or salted groundnut. Groundnuts were our best companion.
Not just for us, but groundnut was a great deal for farmers as groundnut provides much needed nitrogen to soil and hence it was taken as important intercrop.
When Groundnut Oil consumption was reduced due to adulteration and marketing campaigns, the cultivation dropped drastically and our dependence on chemical fertilizers increased resulting into poisoning other crops.
This was part of eco-system, now lets see what groundnut has to offer as a oil.
Groundnut has 52 to 60% Oleic fatty acids which are extremely beneficial for us. By the way, Oleic acid is the same reason we buy expensive olive oil for. So, the poor groundnut, which was providing you better nutrition than olive oil with its Omega 9 and Omega 6 balance, succumbed to marketing gimmicks.
Groundnut oil has very high smoking point which makes it extremely stable against oxidation. At indicwisdom, we extract the oil on wooden churner which improves this stability even further.
Groundnut oil has a perfect balance of SFA:MUFA:PUFA which makes it general purpose oil for your everyday cooking.
Behenic acid found in groundnut is great antifoaming agent.. (Our customers must have realized by now why sesame oil foams but groundnut oil doesn’t ). Behenic acid is also a great conditioner for hair and skin.
Groundnut oil is natural source of ß-sitosterol which helps reducing cholesterol.
Unfortunately, refining or filtering kills most of the benefits of the groundnut oil breaking many fatty acid bonds.
So, start cooking with Cold Pressed Groundnut Oil and keep your family healthy and happy.
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