Spectrum Unrefined Peanut Oil -- 16 fl oz
Excellent Oil for Stir-frying, but Expensive
For those of you who stir-fry, this is the best oil to use. Unfortunately, most Americans shy away from stir-frying thinking it unhealthy because it is a little "greasy," and instead we eat processed carbohydrates and hidden fats. Actually, stir-frying can be very healthy because it makes more nutrients available (compared to raw or boiled veggies), and it tastes much better than steamed veggies.
I purchased this oil three times, and each time I received a very high quality rich-flavored peanut oil. It was packaged well in bubble wrap to prevent it from breaking. I have tried peanut oil from many vendors, and this is the absolute best tasting peanut oil that I can find in America. Stay away from any peanut oil that is refined...there is a huge difference in taste. Also, not all unrefined peanut oils are equal in flavor.
1) This oil has an excellent rich nutty flavor that makes stir-fried foods taste superb. Vegetable oil and canola oil taste terrible. Corn oil and sunflower oil are okay, but peanut oil is the best! It tastes even better than butter. The only fat that tastes even better than unrefined peanut oil is bacon grease, but bacon grease is high in saturated fat. Compared to other peanut oils I have tried in America, this has the best flavor.
2) This oil can be used to cook at high temperatures without breaking down. Some oils, like olive oil, are unsuitable for frying because they break down at high temperatures.
3) Because it is high oleic peanut oil, this oil is very healthy. Not all fats are the same, and not all monounsaturated fats are the same. Oleic acid is the good part of monounsaturated fat, and it has been show to lower LDL (bad cholesterol). This is a healthy fat, much better than canola oil.
1) This oil costs too much! If you are going to use a lot of this oil, there needs to be a low cost solution. I only see it being sold in 16 fl. oz glass bottles. There should definitely be an option to buy it in gallon or half-gallon plastic containers, and the cost should be greatly reduced for the larger containers. I cannot afford this oil at this price.
March 21, 2015
Makes one hungry!
I'm Asian, we've used peanut oil for stir-fry forever. I've been wanting to buy oil from USA and have bought other brands but they had no peanut scent whatsoever. I bought this unrefined oil to try. Got my order in 2 days, and as soon as I uncapped it, the most wonderful fresh roasted peanut scent bursted out. It is awesome! I'm so glad I discovered this. It will make our food so much more fragrant I bet. So happy with this purchase!! They make an organic version too for a dollar more.
October 29, 2014