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Corn is a decent source of
vitamin B1, B5, C, E, folic acid,
magnesium and phosphorus.
It is considered to be low in
protein, due to the minimal

content of the amino acids lysine
and tryptophan. On the
contrary, it is a good source of
complex carbohydrate, fiber,
and healthful essential fatty
acids.

The various flavonoids and
carotenes contained in corn, are
responsible for the different
colors of its different varieties
The colors valued by Native Americans include, pink, black, red, and blue. There were
also some that had stripes and spots. Yellow corn is high in the carotenoid, lutein.
The lutein in yellow corn and yellow corn food products can protect against heart
disease and macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a condition of the eye
which is typically seen in older age.
 

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Corn is also high in fibre, which helps you fight digestive problems like constipation. Fibre also helps lower cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of colon cancer and is also useful in helping to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. Folicacid present in corn is known to prevent neural-tube birth defects. Experts also recommend corn for people who suffer from Anaemia. Make a delicious and easy side dish — corn sauteed with green chillies and onions not only tastes good but is healthy, too!

Corn is high in nutrients, which are extremely beneficial for you. Rich in Vitamin B1, which is used in the metabolism of carbohydrates, Vitamin B5, which helps with physiological functions, folate, that helps generating new cells and Vitamin C, which helps fight diseases, corn should be a must in your diet.


Calories in Corn
1 6 1/2" ear (or 1/2 cup) has approximately:

  • 75 calories
  • 15 grams carbohydrate
  • 2 grams protein
  • 1 grams fat
  • 2 grams fiber
 

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