peanut oil


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peanut oil

[′pē·nət ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A yellow to greenish-yellow fatty oil obtained from peanuts; soluble in ether, chloroform, benzine, and carbon disulfide; main components are glycerides of oleic and linoleic acids; used as an edible substitute for olive oil, and in soaps and medicine. Also known as arachis oil; earth-nut oil; katchung oil.
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Heat the frying pan again and when it is smoking hot add a few splashes of the peanut oil followed by the prawns.
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4-6): 475 ml/16 floz measure of basmati rice 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil or ghee (clarified butter), or a combination of the two 5 cm/2 inch cinnamon stick 1-2 bay leaves 4-5 cloves 4-5 cardamom pods 1/4 teaspoon whole black cumin seeds (use ordinary cumin seeds if you do not have them) 12 cashews, split in half lengthways 2 tablespoons sultanas 1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into fine half-rings 11/2 teaspoons salt FOR THE VEGETABLES: 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil or ghee (clarified butter), or a combination of the two 1/4 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut into fine half-rings 2 teaspoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger 180g/6oz small cauliflower florets, about 1 cm/1/2 inch wide and 2.
Values obtained with peanut oil A were generally higher after frying than before, except for sample 6, 8 and 10 which exhibited a reverse trend.
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 3-4) 5 medium carrots (about 340 g/12 oz) 1 tablespoon olive or peanut oil 1 teaspoon urad dal 1 teaspoon whole brown mustard seeds 2 dried hot red chillies, broken in half 1 teaspoon peeled and finely grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons finely grated fresh coconut or defrosted frozen coconut 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh coriander 1.
Of course, there's more to it than that--the federal government promoted peanuts as a foodstuff, whereas in Europe peanuts were pressed into peanut oil.
Olive oil is not the only healthy alternative in the cooking oil aisle; increasingly, consumers are picking up peanut oil.
Peanut oil is used in lots of foods so it can be a dangerous condition.
Peanuts and peanut oil feature heavily in Indonesian style cookery along with chillies, lemon juice and coconut milk.
The peanut oil roasting process is a unit operation similar to that used for deep-frying higher-moisture foods.
Many substances, such as bee stings, peanuts and even peanut oil in a salad dressing, cause this in susceptible people.
If I'm going out for a meal, I avoid Oriental food and curries because a lot of things are fried in peanut oil.
Dermatologists should inform patients that the isotretinoin formulation contains peanut oil, and in cases of sensitivity, use alternative treatments for acne.