Saturday, August 27, 2022

White corn

Sweet corn is a traditional summer food served at backyard barbecues and campgrounds across the country. Corn kernels can be different colors ranging from white to yellow to red to black. White corn is considered to be a grain, a fruit, and a vegetable. This corn is harvested before it reaches physical maturity to retain the sweet flavor and juice.

Originating from a dry seed that comes from the grass family, it is considered a grain, but because it is harvested before maturity, it is also a vegetable; and because corn is the seed-bearing part of a flowering plant, it's a fruit.

As it grows on the stalk, white corn becomes wrapped in layers from green husks to white husks. It also has a high-water content compared to field corn. The kernels and the ‘milk’ that comprise it are colored white.

White corn produces sweet white kernels. A large ear of white sweet corn contains 3.1 grams of dietary fiber. Fiber supports an efficient digestive system and can help prevent constipation by keeping stool soft and by enabling human body to have bowel movements on a regular basis.

The consumption of 100 gm of sweet corn will provide with 360 kJ energy. Sweet corn is rich in carbohydrates 19.02g and proteins 3.2g but is significantly low on fats 1.18g.

The same ear of white sweet corn provides 1.93 milligrams of the 14 to 16 milligrams of niacin required each day. Niacin plays a role in the health of your skin, nerves and digestive system. An ear of white sweet corn supplies small doses of iron, magnesium and folate as well.

Sweet corn is a versatile vegetable and can be consumed raw or along with stews, salads, toppings, soups, etc. To gain maximum benefits of sweet corn, take it early in the day at breakfast or lunch.

White corn contains higher levels of starch, which make it perfect to be used in corn chips, tortillas, and other popular food products.
White corn

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