Overview

Peanut oil is the oil from the seed, also called the nut, of the peanut plant. Peanut oil is used to make medicine.

Peanut oil is used by mouth to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and cancer. Peanut oil is sometimes applied directly to the skin for arthritis, joint pain, dry skin, eczema, and other skin conditions. But there is limited scientific evidence to support these uses.

Peanut oil is commonly used in cooking.

Pharmaceutical companies use peanut oil in various products they prepare. Peanut oil is also used in skin care products and baby care products.

How does it work ?

Peanut oil is high in monounsaturated "good" fat and low in saturated "bad" fat, which is believed to help prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol. Most studies in animals suggest that peanut oil might help to reduce fatty build up in blood vessels. However, not all studies agree.

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