Friday, 16 March 2012


corn on the comb
Corn from our garden
Corn in different forms has always been a part of my diet since childhood. Most people would love corn chips and popcorn but as for me, I love corn on the comb the most but I also enjoy it in other varieties too. I find it delicious when it is boiled, popped, barbecued and so forth. However, the reason why I would like my children to include corn in their diet is not limited to its tasty flavour. It is also because of all the goodness that it provides.

Corn is a great source of many nutrients.
  • High in fiber.
  • Good source of vitamins such as folic acid, niacin and Vitamin C. 
  • Corn has Vitamin B (Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folate). It has traces of Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
  • Corn is rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron and selenium. It also has small amounts of potassium.
Health Benefits of Corn:

  • is good for skin care
  • boosts nervous system
  • is good for digestion
  • helps in maintenance of low cholesterol levels.
  • has health-supportive antioxidant benefits from all varieties of corn, including white, yellow, blue, purple and red corn.
  • provides necessary calories for daily metabolism of the body.
Although corn is now available in markets year-round, it is the locally grown varieties that you can purchase during the summer months that not only tastes the best but are usually the least expensive.

Few Quick Serving Ideas

healthy corn salad
  • Healthy sauté cooked corn with green chilies and onions. Served hot, this makes a wonderful side dish.
  • Use polenta (a type of cornmeal) as a pizza crust for a healthy pizza.
  • Add corn kernels and diced tomatoes to guacamole to give it extra zing.
  • Adding corn to soup enhances the soup's hardiness and its nutritional profile.
Have something healthy today!

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