Corn oils from ADM offer the best of both worlds—flexibility and stability—with versatile options you can rely on to create the heart-healthy products consumers want. Another bonus? Corn oil is a familiar favorite with consumers, and answers their desires for recognizable ingredients and unsaturated fats in the foods they eat.

You can give consumers the flavorful, heart-healthier foods they want with corn oil ingredients, a top choice in favorite snack foods and more. With a variety of functional benefits and excellent frying qualities, you can deliver a vast array of better-for-you foods that also taste better.

Since corn oil is inherently stable, it offers a variety of functional benefits. And, when you choose corn oil from ADM, you get even more in the way of stability, with the largest portfolio of edible oils in the industry, unmatched technical ingenuity, and the vertical, sustainable supply chain that provides the ADM reliability you expect—and can count on.


Free Oil Acidity (Expressed OS Oleic Acid) 0.30%
Max Refractive Index at 40C 1.466-1.470
Peroxide Value (Meg. Gr/Kg) 1.0 Max
Saponification Value 189-195
Iodine Value 120-143
Density at 20C 0.909-0.925
Unsaponifiable Matters 1.5% Max
Appearance Clear Soap Test 0.005% Max
Insoluble Impurity in Ether 0.05 Max
Volatile Matter at 105C Test Negative
Mineral Oil Test Negative
Sesame Seed Oil Test Negative
Cold Test after 24 Hours Negative
FF (Iron) 1.5 Max
CU (Copper) 0.1 Max
PB (Lead) 0.1Max

A Nutritional Powerhouse

Corn oil is rich in polyunsaturated fats, particularly linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid that plays a vital role in human health. It also contains monounsaturated and saturated fats in smaller quantities. Linoleic acid supports various bodily functions, including cell growth, brain function, and maintaining a healthy immune system. Additionally, corn oil is a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative damage.

Culinary Applications

One of the primary uses of corn oil is in the kitchen. Its high smoke point, typically around 450°F (232°C), makes it a versatile choice for various cooking methods:

  1. Frying: Corn oil is a popular option for deep frying and pan-frying due to its ability to maintain stability at high temperatures. Foods fried in corn oil tend to be crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, with minimal greasiness.
  2. Sautéing: The mild flavor of corn oil complements a wide range of ingredients, making it suitable for sautéing vegetables, meat, and seafood. It allows the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine.
  3. Baking: In baking, corn oil’s neutral taste and moistening properties are highly valued. It helps produce moist and tender baked goods, from cakes and muffins to cookies and bread.
  4. Salad Dressings: Corn oil is an excellent base for homemade salad dressings. When mixed with vinegar, herbs, spices, and other flavorings, it creates a light and flavorful dressing that enhances the taste of salads.
  5. Marinades: Its ability to evenly coat and infuse flavors into meats, poultry, and seafood makes corn oil a key ingredient in marinades. It enhances the tenderness and taste of the dishes.

Health Benefits

Beyond its culinary applications, corn oil offers several health benefits:

  1. Heart Health: Corn oil’s unsaturated fats, particularly linoleic acid, have been associated with reduced levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. This can help lower the risk of heart disease and promote overall cardiovascular health.
  2. Omega-6 Fatty Acids: The omega-6 fatty acids in corn oil are essential for the body’s proper functioning, as they are not produced naturally. A balanced intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is crucial for maintaining good health.
  3. Skin and Hair: The vitamin E in corn oil acts as an antioxidant, protecting skin cells from oxidative damage. This can contribute to healthier skin and hair, making it a valuable ingredient in cosmetic products.
  4. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Some studies suggest that linoleic acid in corn oil may have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially benefitting those with inflammatory conditions.

A Versatile Kitchen Staple

Corn oil’s versatility extends beyond the stovetop and oven. It has various non-culinary uses, including:

  1. Cosmetics: Corn oil is a common ingredient in skincare products, such as lotions and creams, thanks to its moisturizing and emollient properties. It helps hydrate the skin and improve its appearance.
  2. Pharmaceuticals: In the pharmaceutical industry, corn oil is used as an excipient, aiding in the dispersion of active ingredients in medications.
  3. Industrial Applications: Corn oil finds its place in biofuel production, lubricants, and as a component in the manufacturing of soaps and detergents.

In summary, corn oil is not just a kitchen essential; it’s a nutritional powerhouse with a host of health benefits and versatile applications. From frying the perfect crispy fries to enriching skincare products, corn oil has earned its place as a valuable commodity derived from the golden fields of maize. Its mild flavor and healthful attributes make it a golden treasure in the world of oils, enhancing both culinary creations and personal well-being.