Corn oil (maize oil)

A nutritionally valuable oil

Rich in linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids.

Corn oil (maize oil)
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Our Corn oil (maize oil) qualities

We carry Corn oil (maize oil) in the following qualities for you


  Öle & Fette für die Kosmetikindustrie
Öle & Fette für die Lebensmittelindustrie
Öle & Fette für die Pharmaindustrie
Corn oil pressed  
Corn oil (maize oil) refined solvent extracted Ph. Eur.

The clear, pale yellow to golden yellow oil with a faint smell and taste is used as an edible oil. In the food industry, corn oil is used for the production of foodstuffs (margarine, mayonnaise, dietetics), in cosmetics corn oil is also used for the production of soaps and hair care products. Corn oil is also used as a raw material for lubricants and leather care products in the technical industry.

INCI name: Zea Mays Oil
CAS number: 8001-30-7
Botanical name: Zea mays L.

Corn plant & corn kernel

Corn oil is obtained from the seedlings of Zea mays L. (Gramineae) by pressing or extraction and is then refined.

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Cultivation & yield

As an oil-supplying plant, maize is of secondary importance, although maize germ oil is a nutritionally valuable oil due to its palmitic and mainly high oleic and linoleic acid content. However, the linoleic acid content varies considerably depending on the region of cultivation. The oil (oil content of the seedling approx. 35 %) is obtained as a by-product of the processing of corn into maize starch. The crude oil is then refined; cold-pressed corn germ oil is rarely sold.

The largest corn producers are the USA, China and Brazil. Corn is one of the most traded grains after wheat.

Background / history

The grain species maize has its origin between Mexico and Peru, but the actual wild form cannot be determined, since cultivated maize was selected from wild maize species very early. Remains of already domesticated wild maize forms have been found in caves in southern Mexico and dated to 5,000-3,400 BC. Corn also plays a role in Indian mythology and religion. Inhabitants of the Caribbean islands called it "mahiz", the Spanish adopted this name when they brought corn to Europe around 1,500. Corn was admired as a specialty but was not cultivated in Europe until the 17th century. It reached India and China via Italy, the Balkans and Russia. Since the Second World War, the plant, which is actually tropical and subtropical, has been cultivated worldwide. However, it is preferred as cattle feed, as a source of protein (polenta, tortillas, maize, popcorn) and starch (pudding, starch flour, fine pastries and as a thickener for soups and sauces as well as cornflakes).

25,000 kg
Tank truck

900 kg

190 kg

27 kg

General durability: canister 12 months, drum 18 months,IBC 6 months

Nutritional values & composition

Nutritional value (per 100g)
Energy 3,700 kJ / 900 kcal
Fat 100 g
Saturated fatty acids 14 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 31 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 55 g

Fatty acids ratio


C16:0 Palmitic acid 9 – 15 %
C18:1 Oleic acid 24 – 41 %
C18:2 Linoleic acid 50 – 60 %

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  • 25,000 kg
    Tank truck
  • 900 kg
  • 190 kg
  • 27 kg

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