Groundnut Oil – The Healthy Oil for your Daily Cooking

If you want to have tasty food without compromising on health, then you need to choose the best oil for your cooking.  Groundnut oil is the answer to such a question. It is not only low in mono unsaturated fatty acids but also rich in Vitamin E. To find out the best brand of groundnut oil, Consumer VOICE tested 12 brands of groundnut oil in government approved labs.

Products Tested: Gemini, Fresh & Pure, Ankur, Porna, Dhara, Patanjali, Gulab, Dalda Nature Fresh, Gagan, Fortune, Postman

Why is groundnut oil considered healthy?
Groundnut oil contains MUFA or mono unsaturated fatty acids which lowers the level of bad cholesterol. It is also rich in Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant.
How did Consumer VOICE test the different brands of groundnut oil?
The test program for groundnut oil was based on FSS regulation and Indian Standard IS: 544-2014, which covers the product requirements. The Indian Standard (IS 544: 2014) though prescribes 5 grades of the oil, yet, refined, grade 1 and 2 express type and refined solvent types are recommended for direct edible purposes. The testing was performed at a reputed laboratory with accreditation from the National Accreditation Board of Test Laboratories (NABL).
Which parameters were covered during testing?
The brands were tested on parameters including MUFA, PUFA, iodine value, unsaponifiable matter, saponification value, refractive index, saturated fatty acids, moisture and insoluble impurities, flash point, and aflatoxin among others
Were all brands free from adulteration?
Consumer VOICE found that all brands were free from the adulteration of other oils.
What are the test results?
The key findings are available in the February 2020 Digital Magazine. Click here to get the copy of the digital magazine right now.