About.com Middle Eastern foods explains that both corn and vegetable oils are used interchangeably in the kitchen. However, corn oil is made from the germs of corn kernels; and, vegetable oil is derived primarily from soy beans. Vegetable oil can sometimes be a blend of different types of oils.Continue Reading
Vegetable oil has a very mild taste, even at room temperature. So it has an appealing taste in foods that are served cold or at room temperature, such as mayonnaise. Corn oil, on the other hand, takes on a different flavor when it is heated versus when it is served at room temperature. At room temperature, it has a slight hint of corn flavor. For this reason, corn oil is not recommended for foods served cold or at room temperature. When corn oil is heated, however, its flavor profile transforms, making it a particularly good choice of oils for frying.
Both corn oil and vegetable oil are considered part of the category of "all purpose" oils. This means that they can be used for a wide variety of purposes and food preparations as opposed to specialty oils, such as rapeseed or coconut oil, which are more prominent in the preparations of certain types of cuisines.Learn more about Food Facts
Starchy foods include grains (wheat, barley, rice and oats), corn, bread, peas, beans and potatoes. Grains are used to make cereal, pasta and bread, as well as cakes, cookies, biscuits and pie crusts, to name a few.Full Answer >
Margarine and vegetable oil start out as the same thing. Vegetable oil is naturally liquid and when it is processed through hydrogenation, it becomes solid margarine. Hydrogenation adds hydrogen bonds and creates "trans" molecules called "trans fats".Full Answer >
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that serves as an ingredient in snack foods, personal care products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It grows in tropical areas that are 10 degrees north or south of the equator and comes from the fruit of palm trees.Full Answer >
The main ingredients of Imperial Margarine include a vegetable oil blend, water and whey, while the other ingredients include artificial flavoring, beta carotene, citric acid, diglycerides, monoglycerides, salt, soy lecithin and vitamin A palmitate. The vegetable oil blend is a mixture of palm oil, palm kernel oil and soybean oil.Full Answer >