Peanut oil is a common vegetable edible oil, which is made by traditional physical pressing process. And it retains the original aroma of peanuts and brings people a unique flavor enjoyment. In addition to being delicious, peanut oil also has a variety of adavantages. Let us follow Benteng Machinery to find out the efficacy and function of peanut oil.
Ⅰ. Nutrient composition of peanut oil
Peanut oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamin E, and various trace elements, and has rich nutritional value. Peanut oil is mainly composed of unsaturated fatty acids, including monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Among them, unsaturated fatty acids include 41.2% oleic acid and 37.6% linoleic acid.
1. Sterols – maintain the balance of cholesterol
Peanut oil is rich in sterols, which are an important substance. It can help maintain human health.
2. Vitamin E – protects cells
Vitamin E has antioxidant effects and helps maintain human cell health and immune function.
3. Trace elements – maintain human health
Also contain multiple trace elements in peanut oil, which are all very important to the health of human body.
Ⅲ. Selection skills of peanut oil
1. Look at the color of the oil
High-quality peanut oil has a clear color without sediment, while low-quality peanut oil is dark and turbid.
2. Smell the oil
High-quality peanut oil has a delicate fragrance and a pure taste. Although low-quality peanut oil has a strong fragrance, it lacks peanut flavor and has peculiar smell.
3. Refrigerate peanut oil
Put the peanut oil in the refrigerator for about ten minutes. The pure peanut oil has started to solidify by half. There is only a small amount of solidification at the bottom of the impure peanut oil, or most of it is solidified, and the solidified crystals are white crystals.
4. Try it when stir-frying
The pure and high-quality peanut oil , no overflow, no foam, no oily smoke, and has a pleasant fragrance. Poor-quality peanut oil tends to overflow the pan when heated, foam, produce large oily smoke, and even darken and blacken in color.
1. Adequate intake, avoid excess
Peanut oil is a high-calorie food, the amount of peanut oil should be reasonably controlled is very important. Excessive intake of peanut oil can lead to weight gain and obesity. Generally speaking, the daily intake of peanut oil for adults should be controlled at about 25-30 grams.
2. Low temperature cooking, temperature control
Peanut oil is suitable for warm cooking and low-temperature frying. Because at high temperature, peanut oil is prone to oxidation reaction and produces harmful substances. Therefore, excessive heating of peanut oil should be avoided, so as not to affect its nutritional value.
3. Allergic reactions
The protein components in peanut oil can cause adverse reactions to people who are allergic to peanuts, such as allergic rhinitis and skin itching. Therefore, for those who are allergic to peanuts, peanut oil needs to be avoided.
Peanut oil extracted through traditional physical pressing process provides consumers with a choice of high-quality edible oil. Therefore, we should use peanut oil reasonably in our diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.