Plant Sterols

ABOUT CORN OIL

Corn Oil is a cooking oil that makes your meals delicious.

Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils – 4x more than olive oil and 40 percent more than canola oil. In addition, it is 100 percent pure, cholesterol-free and has 0 g trans fat per serving.

Corn Oil is great for baking, grilling, sautéing and stir frying, and has a high smoke point.

WHAT ARE PLANT STEROLS?

Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, are plant-based substances naturally present in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes and vegetable oils.1 Clinical studies indicate that when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut, which in turn can lower LDL blood cholesterol.2

1 USD and USDHH S 2010

2FDA 2000, 2010; Wu et al. 2009; Demonty et al. 2008, Ellegard et al. 2008; Mensink et al. 2010

HOW TO GET MORE PLANT STEROLS IN YOUR DIET

Using cooking oil is an easy way to incorporate plant sterols into your diet. In fact, Corn Oil contains more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils. Corn oil contains four times as many plant sterols as olive oil, three times as many as vegetable (soybean) oil and 40 percent more than canola oil.3 Switching to corn oil whenever you use cooking oil is an easy way to add plant sterols to your diet.

KNOW YOUR OILS!

Corn Oil contains more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils. It has 4x more than olive oil, 40 percent more than canola oil and 3x more than vegetable (soybean) oil.

1 Based on analysis of corn oil and 2013 USDA comparison of other cooking oils: Corn Oil has plant sterols content of 89 mg/serving vs. 20 mg/serving for Olive Oil, 27 mg/serving for Vegetable Oil, and 60 mg/serving for Canola Oil.






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