What is Peanut Oil?
Peanut oil is a cooking oil made from the the peanut, a member of the pea plant family. The peanut has a high oil/fat content making it a good oil source. Peanut oil is thin, golden and translucent. Its flavor is nutty and a bit sweet. It has a high smoke point making it good for frying food items. Peanut oil is used in East Asian cuisine and also in America for its convenience and relatively cost effective price.