Corn Steep Liquor

CSL is a mixture of soluble proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, organic acids (e.g., lactic acid), vitamins, 52 and minerals.

Steeping is a procedure used during wet corn milling. The major objectives for corn steeping are to induce 29 chemical and physical changes in the kernel by leaching the soluble components from the corn. Wet corn milling is used to produce numerous corn based products that are subsequently used as biofuel, 37 ingredients in food, and for livestock feed. These products include starch, high fructose corn syrup, oil, 38 ethanol, bran, gluten feed, and meal.

  • It is used as a nutrient for microorganisms in the production of enzymes, antibiotics, and 53 other fermentation products.
  • It is sometimes combined with other ingredients in corn gluten feed and 54 widely used in complete feeds for dairy and beef cattle, poultry, swine, and pet foods.
  • It may also be sold 55 separately as a liquid protein source for beef or dairy rations.


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