Sweet Corn


Highly nutritious

A nutrient rich food   with its antioxidant content like beta-carotene and lutein, the carotenoids that give it a distinct color. Corn also has vitamin C, vitamin B, potassium and magnesium. These help prevent eye problems

Less sugar than an apple

The name says that a sweet corn would be sweet in taste but it is not such an ear of sweet corn has same calories as an apple and a quarter less sugar than an apple

Fiber promoter

The recommended dose of fiber is 30 grams but we consume only 20 grams per day shows a recent report of SCAN( scientific advisory committee on nutrition)

Hobson says “ like all vegetables, sweetcorn is a source of fiber, which is good for digestive health

Benefits your gut

It has insoluble fiber thus the husks of corn kernels don’t get broken down, but this is good for your gut, as it feeds good bacteria to your tummy


It is naturally gluten free. The flour form of maize is gluten-free pasta a good alternative to wheat flour

Proteinaceous food

Protein is a second common micronutrient. It repairs cells, build muscles and boost immune system. Being a vegetable it has less amount of protein one serving has just 5 grams total daily recommended dose is 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men. Sweet corn is low in fat. A cup of serving has around 2.5 grams of fat

Potassium rich

An electrolyte that is commonly lost during sweat while your daily workout. Its importance is basically related for heart function, muscle contractions and bone strength. A cup serving of corn has 325 milligrams and the needed dose for a 19 year old individual is 4700 milligrams. Sweet corn with beans, potassium and spinach will increase its effectivity

Vitamin A

An antioxidant that helps protect the body against harmful free radicals. It helps by keeping connective tissue strong and moistens the mucous membranes of lungs, throat and nose.

Sweet corn has 310IU of vitamin A in a cup. Whereas daily intake is 3000 IU for men and 2000 IU for women. Having a meal with sweet corn and winter squash, carrots or sweet potatoes has high vitamin A content.


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