corn oil


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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Recent Examples on the Web Animal fats tend to be more highly saturated than vegetable fats (usually referred to as oils in culinary circles), which is why beef and pork fat are solid at room temperature while olive and corn oils are liquid. J. Kenji López-alt, New York Times, "How Do They Make Plant-Based Meat Behave Like Beef?," 3 Mar. 2020 The human food industry, corn oil and high fructose sweetener also will not cut back quickly. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Oil prices, war, and a bad corn crop," 23 June 2019 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,, "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,, "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,, "5 flavor-packed sauces to pair with Fourth of July grilled steaks," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of corn oil

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Corn oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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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

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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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