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Nutritional Value of Corn

nutritional value of corn

Corn Nutrition

To judge the nutritional value of corn, you must consider five basic aspects of nutrition:

Corn Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts for Cooked Corn.
nutritional value of cooked corn

Nutrition Facts for Raw Corn Kernels.
nutritional value of raw corn
  • Calories

  • Corn is a high energy, calorie rich food. In fact, corn provides 20% of the calories consumed by humans, globally.

  • Protein

  • Its protein, though heavily relied upon in 3rd world countries, is inadequate and lacks several important amino acids. Corn's incomplete proteins can cause malnutrition in countries where it is the lone food source. Corn must be combined with other foods like beans or rice to complete its amino acid profile (Latin America does this well).

  • Vitamins and Minerals

  • Corn is a good source of vitamins B1, B5, C, and E, as well as phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and zinc.

  • Fiber

  • Its high levels of insoluble fiber help to speed the transit of food through the bowels. This is helpful in a number of ways ranging from the management of constipation to the prevention of various types of bowel and colon cancer.

    Corn's nutritional value is similar to that of other grains. It is at its best when complimented by other foods.

    To see how corn compares, nutritionally, to other whole grains, click here.

    Types of Corn

    How to Grow Corn

    History of Corn

    Corn Recipes

    Nutritional Value of Corn




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