An oil, derived from peanuts, which is pale gold in color and has a distinctive taste but is not overpowering. It has a high heat tolerance so it can be heated to a high temperature without smoking, which makes peanut oil a good choice for deep-fat frying and sautéing. Peanut oil is also a healthy oil for everyday use because it is high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat.
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