High in polyunsaturates, this odorless, almost tasteless oil is obtained from the endosperm of corn kernels. It has a high smoke point, and is therefore good for frying. It's also used in baking, for salad dressings and to make margarine. See also fats and oils.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.