Buyer's guide

Look out for unrefined cold-pressed peanut oil, which has a more distinctive taste.


Peanut oil will keep in a dry cupboard for a long time without becoming rancid.


Peanut oil is the oil of preference in everyday Chinese and Indian dishes such as stir-fries, curries and snacks. It is also widely used in the manufacturing of canned foods, ready meals and margarine. If carefully filtered after each use, it can be re-used a number of times.