We source the nuts that are grown organically free of pesticides to reap the full benefits of cold pressing. Cold-pressing eliminates all the harmful effects that arise from the conventional methods of oil extraction.
Cold pressing at low temperatures, the fatty acid bonds in the groundnut don’t get destroyed, keeping its heart-protecting abilities intact, along with vitamins and minerals. Groundnuts, with their high Niacin (of the Vitamin B family) content, help stabilize blood sugars. They retain healthy anti-oxidants that are otherwise destroyed by heat. These anti-oxidants fight harmful free radicals and prevent the growth of tumors.
Peanut oil is very high in calories because of the fatty acid content. But, this oil is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids that lower the “bad cholesterol” and increases “good cholesterol” in the blood. This helps to prevent heart diseases by maintaining a healthy blood lipid profile. This is the most popular peanut oil benefit of all.
Including peanut oil in diet can boost a person’s chances of meeting weight loss goals. According to a study, peanut oil improves satiety of a meal. That means, the person feels fuller and appetite is satisfied better. This helps in managing hunger pangs, which can lead to food cravings. Peanut oil helps a person get better satisfaction from food and not long for snacks. The connection between hunger and peanut oil is weak, but it is there.
Saturated fats can have a strong negative effect on insulin sensitivity in diabetes sufferers. The monounsaturated fats found in peanut oil could help to improve insulin sensitivity.
Foods rich in monounsaturated fats, like peanut oil, can help reduce the painful joint inflammation which accompanies arthritis. The antioxidants in peanut oil’s monounsaturated fat, called polyphenols, help to alleviate inflammation by mopping up free radicals.
Peanut oil applied topically to the skin can help reduce soreness, swelling and itching associated with conditions like dry skin, scalp crusting and eczema.