corn oil

noun

Definition of corn oil

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of corn kernels and used chiefly as salad oil, in soft soap, and in margarine

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So, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil and olive oil (among others like sunflower, safflower, cottonseed and nut/peanut/seed oils) are recommended. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 And corn oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which have been linked to pro-inflammation, especially when not properly balanced by omega-3s. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "4 Health Benefits of Corn," 12 Aug. 2019 The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the plant processes corn oil and greases into biodiesel. USA TODAY, "Robot hostesses, veggie booze, ‘civil death’: News from around our 50 states," 4 July 2019 The price of corn oil will rise, but so will the price of oils from soybeans and other oilseeds that may be equally affected by bad weather. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Oil prices, war, and a bad corn crop," 23 June 2019 That said, extra virgin olive oil (among others, such as corn oil) has also been linked to decreasing risk of dementia, cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases for the same reasons. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "8 Claims You've Heard About Coconut Oil That Aren't True," 21 Feb. 2017 Blend it all to a paste, then add corn oil or extra-virgin olive oil while the machine’s running to make a smooth, emulsified sauce. James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "5 flavor-packed sauces to pair with Fourth of July grilled steaks," 26 June 2018 Mix together the corn oil and extra virgin olive oil in a separate bowl, then slowly whisk the oils into the vinegar mixture. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 The government first mandated that the cap on trans fats in corn oil, palm oil, frying oil and mixed liquid oils be cut in half, from 20% to 10%. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Health officials launch ambitious plan to rid the world of trans fats," 15 May 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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corn oil

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English Language Learners Definition of corn oil

: a type of oil made from corn (sense 1) and used in foods and soap

corn oil

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Medical Definition of corn oil

: a yellow fatty oil obtained from the germ of Indian corn kernels that is used in medicine as a solvent and as a vehicle for injections

called also maize oil

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