Types of Corn – Nutrition & Health Benefits
Whenever we go out on evenings to beach or outskirts of the city first we see vendors roasting maize corns and selling them. People usually purchase and eat them for a time pass or an uncontrollable fresh aroma of the roasting maize corns.
Maize corns are healthy food to eat because they are nutritious and with low calories. They contain fiber essential to control cholesterol and also an anticancer agent. Maize is eaten in several ways as corns burnt, steam cooked, as chips, corn powder and as a vegetable in the preparation of curries and soups. One should not miss to eat this healthy food commonly available nowadays throughout the year due to intensive cultivation methods and availability of transport facilities from any corner of the world.
There are several varieties of maize corns.
The important varieties are Flour corn, Flint corn, Pop corn, Dent corn, and sweet corn. Maize is usually in golden yellow color. However light yellow, white, pink, black, purple, red, and blue colored maize are available due to hybridization and breeding.