Of all seed oils, peanut oil is the one that comes closest to extra virgin olive oil in terms of chemical properties. It is in fact recommended in the diets of those who want to counteract the accumulation of cholesterol and triglycerides.
An oil whose resistance to high temperatures also makes it among the most suitable for use in frying, with a smoke point that reaches the surprising temperature of 230 °.
Peanut seeds come from the splendid and sunny lands of Brazil and Senegal, which after being dried are subjected to a scrupulous and complex processing to produce the oil.
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In addition to frying, peanut oil can also give great results for the preparation of vegetable preserves or as a substitute for butter for the preparation of sweets. Phenomenal, moreover, its use to make mayonnaise, to which it gives a decidedly original flavor.