With time flying by, we people don't have time to care for our health and
consume great food; however, we have found an option that helps us keep in shape to a certain extent, and these options are healthy oils.
Groundnut oil is extracted from boiled, steamed, and pressed peanuts, which are cheap but contain a lower content of unhealthy saturated fats. This renders groundnut oil unique from sesame oil. Sesame oil, on the other hand, is available in two different forms and is made by pressing sesame seeds, as the title suggests.
Groundnut oil is well-known in Western cultures for its high nutritional value at a reasonable cost.
Due to its lack of overpowering taste, it is mainly used for frying food as the oil does not alter or infuse the tastes of the food and has a greater smoke point than the others.
Sesame oil is offered in two varieties: light and dark.
The darker oil is made from toasted sesame seeds and is ideal for Asian foods due to its strong flavour. The lighter version of sesame oil is made from untoasted sesame seeds and is excellent for frying food.
Sesame oil and groundnut oil have the following main differences:
- Sesame oil is an edible oil that is also obtained from sesame seeds, while groundnut oil is a vegetable oil derived from peanuts.
- Sesame oil has 120 calories per tbsp, compared to 119 calories in a tbsp of groundnut oil.
- Sesame oil has a lesser smoke point than groundnut oil as it is cooked, despite having a greater smoke point altogether.
- While sesame oil can vary in colour from pale yellow to dark brown, groundnut oil is a light yellow colour.
- Both oils are beneficial for your health, however groundnut oil effectively heals skin problems like rashes, eczema, and skin cancer, whilst sesame oil is useful for shrinking wrinkles, pores, and fine lines on the face.