Uses of Corn Oil
Due to its universal characteristics and high heat stability, corn oil is used for a broad range of applications:
As a general cooking oil, it is used for roasting, baking, and deep-fat frying.
Due to its rich taste and high vitamin content, it is used for cold preparations such as salads, sauces, mayonnaises, and vinaigrettes.
Corn oil has its high content of unsaturated fatty acids, which reduces blood cholesterol levels.
Principally corn oil is used for food and cosmetic purposes.
Corn oil is one major source of biodiesel. Biodiesel is commonly made from soybeans, but as corn oil refining technology improves, it will become a greater source of biodiesel and a backup source in case of large-scale soybean crop failures.
Other industrial uses for corn oil include soap, salve, paint, rustproofing for metal surfaces, inks, textiles, and insecticides.
It is also heavily used in the pharmaceutical industry and a variety of industrial applications.
It is sometimes used as a carrier for drug molecules in pharmaceutical preparations.
It is used in skin care and hair care, besides many other industrial applications.
Corn oil is also a feedstock used for biodiesel.
Other industrial uses for corn oil include soap, salve, paint, rustproofing for metal surfaces, inks, textiles, nitroglycerin, and insecticides.
In industrial applications, it is used as a cooking oil for snacks and as an important oil component in baby food.
Due to its high vitamin E content, the oil is used for treating burns, in cosmetics and also as a baby oil.