Maize Oil

What is it?

Maize oil is a co-production of starch. The oil concentrates in the germ of maize kernels. The maize germs are simply pressed to extract the crude maize oil. Further refining of the crude maize oil by the oil producers provides a neutral taste and light colour.

Where and Why is it used?

Refined maize oil is essentially used for food purposes: for cooking, frying or for dressings. Maize oil can be used in food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings or for frying snacks.

Maize oil is high in polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) and in vitamin E. Vegetable oils and fats are an important part of a balanced and healthy diet. They provide essential nutrients, which our body does not produce, and are a key vector for vitamin absorption.

For more information, please see the FEDIOL website.


Ingredient family

Vegetable Oil

Energy value

9 kcal/g


Ingredients List: Maize Oil

Nutritional Table: Fats

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