Refined peanut oil is much more expensive than other similar refined oils such as rapeseed, soya or sunflower oils. This means it’s not typically used in processed food products like biscuits, cakes, crisps and ready meals in the UK.
Refined peanut oil does have some special properties. It’s very stable and can be heated for longer than other oils at high temperatures so it’s used by some fish and chip shops and specialty burger chains.
Refined peanut oil is sold in bottles as peanut oil or groundnut oil.
It’s also used in some cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.