Peanut oil, also known as groundnut oil or arachis oil, is a mild tasting Vegetable oil derived from peanuts.
The oil is available in refined, unrefined, cold pressed, and roasted varieties, the latter with a strong peanut flavor and aroma, analogous to toasted sesame oil. Peanut oil has a high smoke point relative to many other cooking oils, so is commonly used for frying foods.
Its major component fatty acids are oleic acid (46.8% as olein), linoleic acid (33.4% as linolein), and palmitic acid (10.0% as palmitin). The oil also contains some stearic acid, arachidic acid, arachidonic acid, behenic acid, lignoceric acid and other fatty acids.
Antioxidants such as Vitamin E are sometimes added, to improve the shelf life of the oil.
Style: crude oil
Grade : B
Smell : speculiar peanut oil smell
Acid value : 0.7
Peroxide value : 0.1
Luster(25.4mm) : Y:13,R:1.2
Residual solvents : not detected
Transparency : qualified
As : not detected
Moisture : 0.02
Pb : not detected
Insoluble impurities : 0.01
Aflatoxin : not detected
Purity : 99%
Packing : bulk, drum, plastic bottle
Style: refined oil
Colour : pale yellow
Nutritious content : vitamin A 10,323 IU/kg
vitamin E 138 IU/kg
Moistrure & Impurities : 0.1- 0.3%
FFA (as Oleic) : 0.1% max
Acid value : 0.5 max
Iodine value : 85 – 105
Refractive index : 1.467 to 1.475
Saponification value : 185 – 198
Unsaponifiable matter : 1% max
Packing : can (tinned), plastic bottle