Corn oil is an effective component in lowering blood cholesterol levels. Corn oil offers high levels of polyunsaturated instead of saturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats lower blood cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fats neither lower nor raise blood cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are approximately twice as powerful in raising cholesterol levels as polyunsaturated fats are in lowering them. Corn oil contains about 60 percent polyunsaturated, 25 to 30 percent monounsaturated and 10 to 15 percent saturated fats.
In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged the unsaturated fat benefits of corn oil in reducing the risk of heart disease. Research has shown that phytosterols play an important role in reducing blood cholesterol. Numerous human studies show that diets enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids can significantly lower elevated blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure. Corn oil is a rich source of linoleic acid, which is one of two essential acids necessary for growth and good skin and hair quality. Corn oil is also recognized as an excellent source of Tocopherols which function as antioxidants and provide a good source of Vitamin E.
Corn Oil is the refined fixed oil obtained from the embryo of Zea mays Linne (Fam. Gramineae).
|Specific gravity @ 25°C||USP||0.914-0.921|
|Iodine value||USP||102 - 130|
|Saponification value||USP||187 - 193|
|Free fatty acids||USP||< 2.0 mL of 0.02 N NaOH|
|Peroxide value||USP||5 meq/kg max|
|Color Gardner||AOCS Td la-64||5 max|
|Appearance||Golden yellow, bright & clear oily liquid|
Because of natural variations in oilseed crops, chemical and physical constants cannot be guaranteed at all times. How-ever,oil sold as NF is guaranteed to meet the NF monograph
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