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Yellow Corn

Yellow Corn

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Corn is considered both a vegetable and a cereal grain.

Sweet corn that you eat off the cob is usually considered a vegetable in the culinary world, whereas the dry seeds that are used for popcorn are classified as whole grains.

Corn originated in Mexico over 9,000 years ago and is known by its original name “maize” in many parts of the world. Native Americans grew and harvested this crop as the main source of food (1Trusted Source2Trusted Source).

Today, it’s one of the most widely consumed cereal grains worldwide (3). Corn is usually white or yellow but also comes in red, purple and blue. It’s eaten like sweet corn, popcorn, tortillas, polenta, chips, cornmeal, grits, oil and syrup and added to countless other foods and dishes.

What’s more, it’s widely used for fuel and animal feed. In fact, 40% of the corn grown in the US is used for fuel and 60–70% of corn worldwide is produced to feed animals (2Trusted Source4Trusted Source).

Highly Nutritious

Corn is high in carbs and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat.

One cup (164 grams) of sweet yellow corn contains (5):

  • Calories: 177 calories
  • Carbs: 41 grams
  • Protein: 5.4 grams
  • Fat: 2.1 grams
  • Fiber: 4.6 grams
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the daily value (DV)
  • Thiamine (vitamin B1): 24% of the DV
  • Folate (vitamin B9): 19% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 11% of the DV
  • Potassium: 10% of the DV

Contains Plant Compounds and Fiber That Benefit Health

Corn contains antioxidants and plant compounds that may provide a number of health benefits.


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