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Groundnut Oil

Groundnut Oil is obtained from the seeds of the annual, subtropical peanut plant (Arachis hypogaea). The seeds have a fatty oil content of between 40 and 50 percent. The oil is obtained through pressing followed by extraction, if necessary. The peanut plant is originally native to South America. Today, the main producing countries are India, China, Senegal, Nigeria, the United States and Argentina.

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High in natural Vitamin E
High content of omega fatty acids
 Can be heated up to 230 °
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Characteristic properties


  • High content of monounsaturated oleic acid (omega-9, C18:1) and polyunsaturated linoleic acid (omega-6, C18:2)
  • Contains arachidonic acid (C20:0), behenic acid (C22:0) and lignoceric acid (C24:0)
  • High in natural vitamin E
  • Can be heated up to 230 degrees Celsius

Areas of application

Foods

  • Excellent for pan frying and deep frying
  • The roasted quality is much used in Asian cuisine.
  • Hardened Groundnut Oil is used for deep frying or as a fatty component in processed foods.

Cosmetics

  • Used as a massage oil because it slowly absorbs into the skin
  • Used as a bath oil or as a component in bath oil, as well as skin oil for dry skin

Pharmaceuticals

  • Used as a carrier for fat-soluble active drug ingredients
  • Applications include, among others, dermatological lotions and eye drops.
  • Hardened Groundnut Oil oil is processed into salves and suppositories.

Animal nutrition & care

  • Ingredient in various feed formulas as well as in veterinary medical and care products

Chemistry & technology

  • Used to produce coating agents and as a base ingredient in oleochemical products

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