groundnut oil


Groundnut was introduced by the Portuguese from Brazil to West Africa and then to South-western India in the 16th century..Groundnuts are rich in protein, fiber, carbs and also good fat with zero trans.Oil that is derived from peanuts/groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea)is one of the best vegetable oils, Groundnut oil is a King of oils.

It is a popular oil for cooking in Asian and African countries because of its high smoke point, mild flavor, versatility and neutral taste.Groundnut oil is available in different varieties such as refined, unrefined, roasted, and cold-pressed. The best out of these is cold pressed oil, extracted with the low heat to retain all the nutrients, flavor and taste naturally.

In the Cold pressed Groundnut oil we get all the nutrients fully like phosphorus, manganese, magnesium,copper, vitamins B3,B1& B9 and E.Recent years only in the minds of people impacted as the groundnut oil is bad for health.So let’s see some benefits of the groundnut oil.


Lowers cholesterol: Groundnut oil contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that can help lower bad cholesterol levels in the body, which can reduce the risk of heart diseases.

Improves heart health: Groundnut oil is rich in Vitamin B3( Niacin), vitamin E, and phytosterols that can help improve heart health by preventing the formation of blood clots, reducing inflammation, and improving blood flow.Copper in groundnut oil is good effect for heart health.

Reduces inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties of Groundnut oil can help reduce inflammation in the body, which can lead to a lower risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and arthritis.

Boosts immune system: Groundnut oil is rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants, which can help boost the immune system and protect the body against infections and diseases.

Promotes skin health: Groundnut oil can be used topically to moisturize and nourish the skin. It contains vitamin E, which can help prevent premature aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Good for brain health: Groundnut oil is a rich source of healthy fats, which are important for brain health. Consuming groundnut oil can help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Good for diabetes: Groundnut oil has low carbohydrate so that the very low glycemic index only presents which is good for the diabetics.

Good for pregnancy: Groundnut oil  is rich in the folate vitamin B9 or folic acid, a very essential need for pregnancing.    

Helps in weight loss: Groundnut oil is low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fats, making it a healthier option for cooking. It can help in weight loss as it can reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases.

Cooking versatility: Groundnut oil has a high smoke point, which makes it ideal for frying and other high-heat cooking methods. It also has a mild flavor that works well in a variety of dishes.

Seeing the importance of groundnut oil  we must get the aware of it and let’s change our choice as our ansestors choice “The King of Oil” (Groundnut oil). However like all oils, It is also important to choose a high-quality, unadulterated groundnut oil to ensure that it is safe and healthy for consumption. “Good health is an investment” so choose a wise “Sekkadi Coldpressed Oil” and be healthy.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is the reason for the color of the marrachekku groundnut oil being different from one other?

          The raw material seed cultivation is different from soil to soil. Accordingly, the texture, color and aroma may                 vary very mildly.

     2. Why does some groundnut oil get foam( noorai) when deep fry? 

         It gets only in cold pressed unfiltered oil because they proceed in low heat to retain all the nutrients. Once you refine, the moisture in the oil will evaporate and also the nutrients.So prefer wooden cold pressed oil            (marrachekku oil) as best quality like Sekkadi cold pressed oil

      3. Is there any tips or remedy to control when foaming(noorai) while doing deep fry?

         Yes, Our south Indian ancestors were brilliant and used to put a small ball like pea size of tamarind into the oil when boiling.