Refined Corn Oil (Maize Oil) is oil extracted from the Germ of Corn (Maize). Its main use is in cooking, where its high smoke point makes Refined Corn Oil a valuable frying oil. It is also a key ingredient in some margarine. Refined Corn Oil generally less expensive than most other types of vegetable oils. One bushel of corn contains 1.55 pounds of corn oil (2.8% by weight).
The issue to use corn oil as well as other vegetable oils for cooking is not just the Oxidized Cholesterol they create (which significantly increase risk for coronary heart disease), but also their very high amount of Omega–6 Fats, which it throws Omega–6 and Omega–3 ratio in the body out of balance. It is reported to have an Omega–6 to Omega–3 ratio of 49:1, a very far cry from the ideal 1:1 ratio.
The various uses of Refined Corn Oil around the house, including the following:
1. Make your sink shine: Rub oil on your sink using a soft cloth.
2. Clean wood surface of stuck paper: Rub the area where the paper is stuck with the oil. Let stand until the paper is soft enough for peeling away.
3. Soften baseball mitt: Rub the palm of the mitt with corn oil, fold the mitt around the ball. Then use a rubber band to secure it. Place the mitt overnight between your mattresses.
4. Clean up spots from wood furniture: Put corn oil on a soft cloth, dip into cigarette or cigar ashes, and wipe the area where the white spot or watermark is until it’s gone.