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Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil)

Also Known As : Maize oil


Taste Profile

It has a nutty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil) can be used used for frying purposes as it has high smoke point.
  2. It can also be used for baking, salad dressings and for sauteing vegetables.
  3. It can be used to prepare mayonnaise. It should be stored in a cool and dark place.

Common names and forms

  1. Corn Oil
  2. Encapsulated Corn Oil
  3. Maize (Corn) Oil
  4. Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil)


Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil) is obtained from the germ of the corn plant. It is extracted through an extended process of expeller pressing, refinement and steam distillation. It is one of the most inexpensive oils which has a very high smoke point. It is dark in colour when it is unrefined and pale yellow when it gets refined.

Health benefits

  • Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil) contains monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats which can help to control inflammation and high cholesterol levels.(1)
  • It has antioxidants which can reduce oxidative stress.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil) that has light golden colour and is free from any discolouration, cloudiness or granules.


Excessive consumption of Edible Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil) may cause increase in cholesterol levels. It may also increase the risk of cancer.(2)

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