Corn oil is regarded highly for its functionality, exceptional flavor, economy, and health benefits, according to the Corn Refiners Association website.

“It is a concentrated source of energy, is very digestible, provides essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, and is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which help regulate blood cholesterol levels and lower elevated blood pressure,” the site says.

The site also notes that removing free fatty acids and phospholipids from crude corn oil, “gives corn oil one of the qualities consumers value most: its excellent frying quality and resistance to smoking or discoloration.”

A few Facts about Corn oil:

  • Corn oil is an effective component in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
  • Numerous human studies show that diets enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids can significantly lower elevated blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure.
  • Corn oil is a rich source of linoleic acid, which is one of two essential acids necessary for growth and good skin and hair.
  • Corn oil is also recognized as an excellent source of tocopherols, which function as antioxidants and provide a good source of Vitamin E.