Overview

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

Peanut oil is used for high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), heart disease, joint pain, dry skin, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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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