Corn oil is a refined vegetable oil widely used in cooking and especially deep frying. It also has many other applications and is commonly used for industrial purposes or as an ingredient in cosmetics. Corn must go through a complex refining process to produce corn oil. This process gives the oil many unique characteristics, though not all of them are positive.
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Corn oil is 100% fat, containing no protein or carbs. One tablespoon (15 ml) of corn oil provides:
- Calories: 122
- Fat: 14 grams
- Vitamin E: 13% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
During the process of extracting corn oil from corn, many vitamins and minerals are lost. Still, the oil has a fair amount of vitamin E.