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The Effect of Wet-Milling on the Tocopherols in Corn Germ Oil.

D. W. Howland, J. J. Pienkowski, and R. A. Reiners. Copyright 1973 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Commercial wet-milling appears to have little effect on the content of alpha- and gamma-tocopherols in corn germ oil. The tocopherol composition of corn germ oil from hand-dissected germ was about the same as that from the germ recovered from a commercial wet-milling plant. Of the several methods examined for the extraction of oil and tocopherols from corn germ, that utilizing a 9:1 hexane-ethanol mixture at 30 C. was preferred.

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