Groundnut oil is one of the major vegetable oils used in cooking and frying, and as the name implies, it is produced from groundnuts and in some countries it is called Peanut oil which contains many beneficial nutrients.
The nutrients found in groundnut oil includes a low percentage of saturated fats, a high percentage of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, it is also rich in essential vitamins and has good antioxidant properties. Without much Ado; I am going to discuss 10 benefits of groundnut oil.
10 Benefits Of Groundnut Oil
Yes, there are lots of benefits for using groundnut oil, but I will be sharing with you just 10.
- Lips hydration
- For Hair Growth
- For Body Massage
- Treatment Of Acne
- Prevention Of Cancer
- Promotes Healthy Skin
- Treatment of Dandruff
- Prevents digestive disorders
- Prevents Cognitive Disorders
- Helps in Lowering Cholesterol
So, I encourage you to make sure you practice this at home; at least, if not for business, for personal use. However, I know some smart ladies making nothing less than 20k a month doing this as a side business. Yes, 20k is small, but I am sure it’s a good start.
Things Needed To Make Quality Groundnut Oil
Steps To Make Groundnut Oil At Home
Step 1: Get fresh groundnut
Buy desired amount of groundnut, but make sure the amount you are busying is more than 3 cups; as 3 cups of groundnut will give you one cup of groundnut oil. However, you can also buy a derica or small paint bucket depending on how much oil you’d be needing.
Step 2: Clean up the groundnuts
This will take your time; except you buy clean groundnut. Else, you will need to take your time here, for better result; as you’ll have to break the hard shells yourself and bring out the groundnut, to remove the back or peelings. To make the easier you can fry the groundnut at low heat for about 5 minutes or wash them in cold water then warm water.
Step 3: Soak the groundnut
Pour warm water in a bowl and put the washed groundnut in the same clean bowl. Then allow the groundnut to soak in warm water for 10-15 minutes, so that the groundnut get little soft.
Step 4: Blend or Grind the groundnuts
After soaking; you will need to drain the water, then take the groundnut to a local mill to blend, let them preheat the machine before pouring the groundnut. But if you have a blender, blend the groundnut until it becomes smooth like butter. To make it less difficult to blend, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of warm water but not too much water so it won’t be watery.
Step 5: Put in a refrigerator
Pour the groundnut paste into an air-tight container and cover the lid tightly. Leave the container inside the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Do NOT disturb the container for the rest of that time, after 24 hours or more, some of the oil would have risen to the top of the container.
Step 6: Separate the Oil
After the oil has risen to the top, you have to separate the oil from the paste, scrub the oil on top into a separate bowl.
However, there is still much oil in the paste, so strain the paste thoroughly for some oil to come out or better still, fry the paste until all water dry off and you will see your oil still coming out. Then remove the oil and use a clean cloth or napkin to squeeze the fried paste for more oil to come out.
Step 7: Package the groundnut oil
Then package the groundnut oil for sale. You can get a beautiful container and a sticker for branding.
I hope this helps someone today.