Corn oil is an edible oil extracted from the germ of corn kernels. It is commonly used in cooking, baking, and frying, as well as in the production of processed foods, cosmetics, and other products. Corn oil has a neutral taste and a light color, and is known for its high smoke point, making it suitable for high-heat cooking methods. It is also low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it a healthier alternative to other oils high in saturated fats. However, some concerns have been raised about the use of genetically modified corn in the production of corn oil, and the potential health effects of consuming it. Additionally, corn oil may not be a good source of essential fatty acids, unlike some other vegetable oils.