Corn oil is oil extracted from the germ of corn. Its main use is in cooking, where its high smoke point makes refined corn oil a valuable frying oil. It is also a key ingredient in some margarine. Corn oil has a milder taste and is less expensive than most other types of vegetable oils. Refined corn oil is 99%% triglyceride, with proportions of approximately 59%% polyunsaturated fatty acid, 24%% monounsaturated fatty acid, and 13%% saturated fatty acid.
Corn oil is sold in different amounts. It is not a viscous liquid. It burns easily when heat is too high.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Commonly used for french fries, fried chicken, fried desserts. Also used to saute vegetables or meat. Used for recipes like brownies and cakes.
Corn oil burns easily if left over heat too long without the addition of food.
Conserving and Storing
Store at room temperature in a cool place.