Corn Oil Versus Peanut Oil

Here is a quick compare between corn oil and peanut oil.

Corn Oil

Corn oil is made from the germ of the corn kernel. It is a very popular cooking oil with a slight corn taste that tends to enhance the flavor of fried foods such as popcorn and French fries. Corn oil uses include baking, frying, salad dressings, margarine, and shortening.



Peanut Oil

Peanut oil is made from pressed, steam-cooked peanuts. It has a relatively bland flavor which is ideal for cooking because it doesn't absorb or transfer flavors. It has many of the same uses as corn oil. Both corn and peanut oil have a high smoke point (around 450 degrees F) which makes them excellent choices for frying. Although less healthy than olive oil, corn oil and peanut oil are relatively low in unhealthy saturated fats.