(arachis oil') is
an organic material oil derived from
peanuts, noted to have the slight aroma and
taste of its parent legume.
In the UK it is marketed as "groundnut
often used in Chinese, South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine much as olive oil is used in the Mediterranean.
Peanut oil is appreciated for its high
relative to many other
cooking oils. Its major component fatty
are oleic acid
(26.7%). The oil also
contains some palmitic acid
, arachidic acid
, arachidonic acid
, behenic acid
, lignoceric acid
and other fatty acids.
At the 1900 Paris
, the Otto Company, at the request of the French
Government, demonstrated that peanut oil could be used as a source
of fuel for the diesel engine
It is also used as the main ingredient in some ear-wax removing
products along with almond oil
oil is also used as a fecal softener.
Peanut oil is most commonly used when frying
foods, particularly french fries
Peanut oil is a monounsaturated
. As such it may be substituted into a diet to reduce the
negative health effects of eating trans
and saturated fat