Why cold pressed groundnut oil and their benefits?April 26, 2021
Planning to cook authentic dishes? Worried about creating the right balance? Use groundnut oil – the powerhouse of nutrients to enhance your world and enlighten your mood!
Roasted, fried, boiled or salted, groundnut has been a great companion for taste buds during snack-time, casual strolls, or sheer boredom for most of us. They are a good source of protein and fibre and are certainly a healthier substitute for oily snacks. Groundnuts are extracted as oil which is highly nutritious with all the nutrients intact.
Generally, people choose refined oil because it’s available everywhere and it costs less. But how many of them are aware of its preparation process? The preparation of refined oil uses heat which ultimately breaks down and eliminates a good majority of the nutrients, enzymes and lauric acid from the final product. The heat used gives a strong aroma to the final product. Have we ever given a thought about its effect on our health?
People are moving towards Organic cooking oil, prepared using natural metabolic processes. This edible oil has all the nutrients and vitamins and is very good for health.
In recent times cold-pressed oils have become all the rage. The willingness to try and incorporate these traditional health foods in cooking makes it popular among the health-conscious. Cold-pressed groundnut oil is prepared using long, cylindrical oil-extracting apparatus, which was known as Ghani. Other local terms include Chekku and Kolhu.
Benefits of cold-pressed groundnut oil include:
- Since Cold-pressed oils are processed at room temperature it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals with a high concentration of vitamin E and oleic acid.
- Promotes Heart health since it contains high levels of HDL by regulating the blood pressure and the resultant stress on your cardiovascular system.
- It fights cancer since it contains anti-cancer properties that inhibit tumour growth and carcinogen production.
- High Vitamin E content reverses skin conditions and signs of ageing and creates a skin barrier that locks in moisture and prevents skin dryness thus boosting skin health.
- It may improve insulin sensitivity with its ability to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Resveratrol in groundnuts, in addition to decreasing blood pressure, also slows down cognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Has monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats good kind of fats and lower the risk of diseases. It also has some amount of saturated fats that are good when consumed in moderation.
- Due to the high smoke point, groundnut oil is used for deep frying and high-temperature cooking.
Fry or deep fry, no need to cry. Use groundnut oil for a healthy and happy generation. Cook restaurant like food at home with a distinctive flavour and enjoy the delicacy of flavours. Stay healthy!