Celebrate National Peanut Month with the Poombukar Wooden Cold Pressed Peanut oil
National Peanut Month was established by the National Peanut Board and coincides with Nutrition month, and it’s no surprise!
The peanut is packed with all sorts of nutrients and vitamins, over 30 of them in fact! Not only that, but they also are one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the world, even better than carrots, green tea, and broccoli!
The earliest evidence of these delicious legumes being cultivated was found in Peru nearly 8000 years ago. Peanuts were found depicted in art and were offered for sale when the conquistadors arrived in Tenochtitlan. From there, the peanut was spread around the world by traders in Europe and is cultivated in almost every area where the climate suits.
Peanuts have long been considered America’s favorite nut, but they are actually not part of the nut family. Peanuts are an excellent source of magnesium, folate, vitamin E, copper, and arginine.
Come to Peanut Cold-Pressed Oils, with so many cooking oils available on the market, it’s hard to know which ones are best for your health. Peanut oil is a popular oil that is commonly used in cooking, especially when frying foods.
Peanut oil also referred to as groundnut oil or Arachis oil, is a vegetable-derived oil made from the edible seeds of the peanut plant.
Though the peanut plant flowers are above ground, the seeds or peanuts actually develop underground. This is why peanuts are also known as groundnuts.
Peanuts are often grouped with tree nuts like walnuts and almonds, but they are actually a type of legume that belongs to the pea and bean family.
Depending on processing, peanut oil can have a wide range of flavors that vary from mild and sweet to strong and nutty.
There are several different types of peanut oil. Each one is made using different techniques:
Refined peanut oil: This type is refined, bleached and deodorized, which removes the allergenic parts of the oil. It is typically safe for those with peanut allergies. It is commonly used by restaurants to fry foods like chicken and french fries.
Cold-pressed peanut oil: In this method, peanuts are crushed to force out the oil. This low-heat process retains much of the natural peanut flavor and more nutrients than refining does.
Gourmet peanut oil: Considered a specialty oil, this type is unrefined and usually roasted, giving the oil a deeper, more intense flavor than refined oil. It is used to give a strong, nutty flavor to dishes like stir-fries.
Peanut oil blends: Peanut oil is often blended with a similar tasting but less expensive oil like soybean oil. This type is more affordable for consumers and is usually sold in bulk for frying foods.
Peanut oil is widely used around the world but is most common in Chinese, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cooking. It became more popular in the United States during World War II when other oils were scarce due to food shortages.
It has a high smoke point of 437℉ (225℃) and is commonly used to fry foods
In the meantime, no need to wait until summer to enjoy the delicious crunch you get from a bag of fresh, roasted peanuts. This March, add a much-needed boost to your diet with the extra nutrition and flavor of peanuts and peanut oils during National Peanut Month.