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Corn's Fact


Corn act as a worthy part of any healthful menu. Our food ranking system qualified corn as one of the most popular vegetables, is also a good source of several nutrients like vitamin B1, B5, C, E folic acid, magnesium & phosphorus. Corn is a low-fat complex carbohydrate that deserves a regular place on any healthy table. These high-fiber, fat-fighting kernels of goodness are also hearty & satisfying.

For every 100 grams of maize, it contains 8.5 grams of protein, 73 grams of amylum, 4.3 grams of fat, 72.2 grams of carbohydrate, 22 milligrams of calcium, 21 milligrams of phosphorus, carotene and a variety of vitamins. The cellulose content in the corns is 7 times more than those in rice and wheat flours, and the carotene content is 5 times higher. The specific presence of gelatin in the corn constitutes about 20%-22% of the total contents.

Corn is a surprising source of several vitamins, including folic acid, niacin & vitamin C. Two ears of corn on the cob provide 20% of the daily recommended amount of the mineral, manganese. It stimulates the thyroid gland, to produce more triiodothyronine. Also known as T3, a hormone, that increases our bodies' fat burning metabolic rate.                                                                                                                                                                               

Corn oil extracted from corn shells is a high quality cooking oil, that contains monounsaturated fatty acids of more than 80%, and to high blood pressure, heart ailments and arterio sclerosis it has therapeutic effectiveness. On the industrial side, corn can be used to manufacture alcohol, beer, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, acetone, n-butanal and others. Corn syrup made from corn starch, is colorless, transparent and with a high content of fructose, tastes like honey, sweetness exceeds cane sugar, can be used for making high quality candies, cakes, breads, jams and a variety of drinks.

Besides, furfural can be extracted from the corn cobs, and paper and sound insulation boards can made from the corn stalks. The corn husks can also be used to make those handicraft products for daily use.