Corn oil

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Corn oil

Corn oil (also called maize oil) is a type of cooking oil. It comes from the fat in the germ of corn seeds. It is a cheap oil compared to others.[1] It is commonly used in frying at high heats.[2]

Composition[change | change source]

Corn oil is 12.9% saturated fat, 27.6% monounsaturated fat, and 54.7% polyunsaturated fat.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. corn oil prices 2020/21". Statista. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  2. "What Are the Best Oils for Frying?". Taste of Home. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  3. "Corn oil, industrial and retail, all purpose salad or cooking, fat composition, 100 g". US National Nutrient Database, Release 28, United States Department of Agriculture. May 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.