Avoiding seed oils has become all the rage, is peanut oil a safe option for cooking and consumption?
Peanut oil is a seed oil in that it is pressed from a nut or seed and is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). However, it is generally regarded as a less harmful seed oil, as gently pressed and unrefined peanut oils may still contain sufficient antioxidants such as vitamin E.
Peanut oil's smoke point varies from 350°F-450°F depending on how it is extracted and refined.
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