Groundnut or Peanut oil is one of the most commonly used oils in India, mainly in southern and western India. The oil is high in Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA), which according to Mayo clinic, helps in lowering risk of heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels and maintaining HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It is also high in Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA), which is also known to be good for health. The cold-pressing method helps retain all these vital nutrients and also makes the oil antioxidant rich.
Ever wondered why our grandparents generation (in India) led a life with lower heart diseases? Research shows, coronary heart disease was less than 2%. Couldn’t it be highly probable that it was because their diet consisted of unrefined ‘Ghani or Ganne’ oil which was extracted and filtered locally.
Now, we don’t have to go back in time. Just change the way we eat. Let’s eat natural!