Peanut oil is an organic material oil derived from peanuts, noted to have the slight aroma and taste of its parent legume. In the uk it is marketed as "groundnut oil". It is known for its high smoke point, the point at which the oil begins to give off smoke and start to burn.
Peanut oil is to fry french fries or make fried chicken, and most experts on deep frying turkey recommend it as the oil of choice. It also has numerous applications in asian cooking. In authentic asian cooking, especially in places like china, the peanut oil used is less refined, retaining a little bit more of the protein of the peanut and producing a stronger peanut flavor. Most us shelf brand versions of peanut oil, unless they are sold as organic, tend to filter out much of the taste of the peanuts, and all of its protein. It is also used as the main ingredient in some earwax removing products along with almond oil. Peanut oil is also used as a fecal softener.
Peanut oil has a high content of palmitic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. An interesting fact about peanut oil is that it was firstly used as a source of fuel for the diesel engine. The use of this oil is not recommended for those people who are allergic to peanuts. Peanut oil massage is extremely beneficial for people suffering from arthritis.