Corn Oil is healthy edible oil which is acquired from Zea mays, also known as Maize. It is the grain of a plant from the grass family, native to Central America, cultivated in varieties throughout the world. Corn oil is healthy as it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly used in cooking, where its high smoke point makes refined corn oil as valuable frying oil. Corn is typically yellow, but comes in a variety of other colors, such as red, orange, purple, blue, white, and black.
It is extracted from the germ of Zea mays by cold expeller pressing method. Corn oil is dense when obtained so it needs to be refined so it is treated with solvent after refined; it gets rid of free fatty acids and then sent through steam distillation to remove volatile organic compounds.
It is dark in color when unrefined while refined oil is pale yellow in color. It has nutty taste with a tinge of corn as well.
Blending Well With:
Corn oil is well blends with essential oil, can be used for aromatherapy massages. e.g. Cinnamon Oil
It is composed of saturated fatty acid, monounsaturated fatty acid and polyunsaturated fatty acids like linolenic acid, linoleic acid and Oleic acid.
8 Surprising Benefits and Uses:
Ans. Corn Oil is healthy edible oil. It is also used as tonic.
Ans. It contains linolenic acid which is required for proper functioning of kidneys, liver, heart, reproductive system and digestive system.
Ans. It is well blends with essential oil, can be used for aromatherapy massages.
Ans. Corn oil can be used as hair conditioner as it makes hairs more manageable and maintains shine.
Ans. It helps to reduces blood pressure post consumption in hypertensive patients.