Groundnut Oil Benefits
Incorporating groundnut oil into one’s regular diet is beneficial in many ways. Continue reading to learn about the groundnut benefits for your health.
Which Oil Is Best for the Heart?
Canola oil: It is a great option for people with heart disease or high cholesterol. It has high omega 3 and monounsaturated fat content,
which are good for the heart.
Groundnut oil: It is a good source of good fats. In addition, replacing saturated fat with these types of unsaturated fats reduces heart disease risk.
Extra virgin olive oil: It is high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which benefit heart health.
Sunflower oil and flaxseed oil: These are safe for cardiac health.
Walnut oil: It has a low smoking point and omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acid ratio, making it heart-friendly.
HOW TO MAKE GROUNDNUT OIL
1. Get enough groundnut
Buy from the market, you can buy a small paint bucket depending on how much oil you’d be needing, 3 cups of groundnut should give you about 1 cup of oil.
2. Clean up the groundnuts
This is the most time consuming part unless you bought the groundnut that has already been shelled and cleaned up, you’ll have to break the hard shells yourself and bring out the groundnut.
Then remove the back or peelings to easily do this you can fry at low heat the for like 5 minutes or wash them in cold water then warm water.
3. Soak the groundnut
Put the washed groundnut in a clean bowl, then pour warm water on it. Allow the groundnut to soak in warm water for 10-15 minutes, so that the groundnut get little soft.
4. Grind the groundnuts
Drain the water, then take the groundnut to a local mill to blend, let them preheat the machine before pouring the groundnut. But if you have a blender, blend the groundnut until it becomes smooth like butter.
To make it less difficult to blend, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of warm water but not too much water so it doesn’t make it watery.
Pour the peanut paste into an air-tight container and cover the lid tightly. Leave the container inside the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Do NOT disturb the container for rest of the time, after 24 hours or more, some of the oil have risen to the top of the container.
6. Separate the Oil
After the oil has risen to the top, you have to separate the oil from the paste, scrub the oil on top into a separate bowl.
There is still much oil in the paste, so strain the paste thoroughly for some oil to come out or better still, fry the paste until all water dry off and you will see your oil still coming out, remove the oil and use a clean cloth or napkin and squeeze the fried paste for more oil to come out.
7. Store the Oil
Pour your oil in clean and unused bottle ready for sale, Close the lid tightly and keep.