How Is Corn Oil Made?


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To make corn oil only one part of the corn kernel is used. This part is called the germ. The germ contains around eighty five percent of the total oil of the kernel.

To get oil, the first process is to inspect the corn and clean it well. Then the corn is separated from the cob. Then by the processes of steeping the starch and protein bonds are broken. This steeping process lasts for a period of forty hours. Then by soaking the corn in warm water it is softens up the kernel making it easy to break it. Then it is cleaned and dried thus separating the germ from the kernel.

Oil is extracted from the germ by some chemical processes. By using a combination of continuous screw presses and some other chemical solvents about ninety five percent of oil is extracted.

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