With corn as raw material, about 8% – 12% of corn germ can be recovered in the process of producing corn grits, corn starch or corn starch sugar. After collection, it can be used to prepare corn germ oil and corn germ protein.
Corn germ oil is an oil extracted from corn germ at low temperature. Corn germ oil can not only be refined into nutritious edible oils such as salad oil, cooking oil and margarine, but also can be used as high-grade raw materials in pigment, paint and soap industry. The deoiled cake contains rich nutrients such as protein, which can be used to make nutritional supplements for a variety of foods.
Corn Germ Oil
The fat content of corn germ is between 17% ~ 45%, accounting for more than 80% of the total fat content of corn. Corn oil, also known as corn oil and corn germ oil, is a vegetable oil extracted from corn germ. It is mainly composed of unsaturated fatty acids with a content of 80% ~ 85%, of which oleic acid accounts for 30% ~ 48% and linoleic acid accounts for 34% ~ 56%. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid for human body. It is a component of human cells. It can be combined with cholesterol in human body, showing fluidity and normal metabolism, It has the effect of preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Sitosterol in corn oil has the effect of reducing cholesterol. Corn oil is also rich in vitamin E and has antioxidant effect. It can prevent dry eye disease, night blindness, dermatitis, bronchiectasis and other functions, and has a certain anti-cancer effect.