Corn germ is a valuable raw material for the production of corn oil.
Corn germ contains unsaturated fatty acids: linoleic acid – -56%, linolenic acid – 0.7%, oleic acid – -30% and 14% of saturated fatty acids.
Corn germ is also rich in vitamin E (tocopherol), beta-sitosterol and phytin.
Corn germ fat contains a large amount of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant and retards the aging process.
Corn germ fat contains three times more vitamin E (230 mg) than sunflower fat.