Corn is a staple food in many cultures, and it’s used in recipes both savory and sweet. Corn adds texture, flavor, and visual appeal to meals—which makes it a versatile choice for preparing nutritious meals. Assuming you don’t have any corn allergies or sensitivities, try including it in your diet in a variety of ways:
Corn Nutrition Facts
Corn is a good source of fiber, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Corn also provides some protein, iron, and magnesium.
Corn is high in carbohydrates (lowers blood sugar). It contains more calories per gram than other grains like wheat or rice. This makes it harder to meet your daily requirements for calories if you are eating large amounts of corn without adding any other foods that provide additional nutrients such as fruits or vegetables.
Corn Health Benefits
- Corn is a good source of fiber. One cup of cooked corn provides 11 grams of dietary fiber, which helps to reduce cholesterol and keep you feeling full longer.
- Corn is low in calories. One cup (157 grams) of cooked corn has only 182 calories, which makes it an ideal food for weight loss efforts since fewer calories than other foods can help you avoid gaining weight.
- Corn offers vitamins C and E which are important for the body’s normal functioning.*
- You may also want to consider the fact that there are many other benefits associated with eating this particular vegetable:
How to Buy and Use Corn
- Buy fresh corn. You can’t buy canned or frozen corn, because it’s not as healthful.
- Store corn in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for up to a week (or longer). If you’re going to use it within a few days of purchase, make sure that you keep your cob on ice until ready to eat!
- Cut off each side of the cob with a sharp knife so that each kernel is exposed; this way they’ll cook faster since they will be less likely to catch on fire while roasting over an open flame or grill.* Cooked corn kernels are great in soups and stews as well as salads—they add richness without any added fat or calories!
Corn may be one of the first foods that come to mind when thinking of North American cuisine.
It is a staple food in many cultures and is used in recipes both savory and sweet. It adds texture, flavor, and visual appeal to meals, which makes it a versatile choice for preparing nutritious meals. Assuming you don’t have any corn allergies or sensitivities, try including it in your diet in a variety of ways.
Corn is a good source of fiber, thiamin, and niacin. It also contains folate and pantothenic acid. Corn is rich in magnesium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and manganese.
Corn can be prepared in a variety of ways including:
- Roasted sweet corn on the cob – The easiest way to enjoy corn is by roasting it over an open flame or baking it at 300°F until tender. If you don’t have access to open flames or ovens just grab some canned or frozen whole ears and pop them in the microwave with some butter/oil spray on top. Cook for 2-3 minutes per 1/2 cup serving size until heated through!
Corn is a versatile plant that can be prepared in many different ways. It’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, which are great for your health. However, if you or someone you know has an allergy or sensitivity to corn, it’s best not to eat too much of this food at one time. You may also want to talk with your doctor before trying any new recipes that include corn; some people have had allergic reactions when eating corn-based dishes before realizing their condition!