|Apart from the main products the following bye
products are produced during maize processing.
- Maize husk
- Maize gluten
- Maize oil cake
- Corn steep liquor
- Maize (corn) oil
- Maize germ
|Maize husk and gluten are extensively used for
cattle and poultry feeds.
Gluten is enriched with very high Quality vegetable
protein which is very much useful for cattles.
Maize oil cake containing residual proteins and
fats is used as a cattle feed.
Corn steep liquor containnig rich proteins, carbohydrates,
minerals, lactic acid etc. finds application for
the manufacture of antibiotics like penicillin,
rifamycin, streptomysin etc. It is also used for
the manufacture of protein enriched cattle feeds.
Maize germ has a fat content of 45-48%. Maize oil
is produced by expelling oil from the germs.
| Saponofication value
| Iodine value (Wij's)
| Free fatty Acid
| Unsaponifiable matter
Maize oil is widely used for manufacturing Vanaspati
& Refined Corn Oil.
It contains very low cholestrol & preferred
as a very good cooking medium in most households.