Maize germ, also known as corn germ, is the reproductive part of the maize grain. It is a rich source of oil and protein, making it a valuable ingredient in the production of animal feed and other food products. It is typically separated from the other parts of the maize kernel through a process known as wet milling. It is then dried and packaged for distribution. With its high nutritional value and versatile applications, maize germ is an important commodity in the agricultural industry.