Maize also known as Corn – Healthy Fruits – Healthy Food – Sweet Corn.

Maize also known as Corn – Healthy Fruits – Healthy Food – Sweet Corn.

Maize also known as Corn is a grainy fruit food that is grown everywhere in the world. Botanically speaking, corn is a caryopsis, or dry fruit, popularly known as a grain. The fruit of the sweet corn plant is the corn kernel, a type of fruit called a caryopsis.

The corn grows about 2 to 3 meters in height. Under the leaves, fruits called leaf sheath are developed, with a length of 20 to 30 cm, with thick grains. Each leaf sheath is plentiful with leaves(ears) and silks(known as corn silk).

The main nutrients of the corn are pantothenic acid, folic acid, phosphorus, manganese, vitamin B, vitamin B6, and fiber.

The grains of corn may be white, yellow or reddish color, depending on the variety. The sugar maize – sweet corn kind is most commonly used in people’s diets, while other varieties are grown for industrial production and for feeding animals. Grinding grains produces corn flour.The Corn-starch has multiple uses. From the corn of mature corn, can get a very nutritious and healing oil rich in phytosterols and glycerides.

If you mix corn flour, honey, and milk, you will get an excellent nutritious face mask.

Medicinal properties of Maize – Corn

Cooking sweet corn increases levels of ferulic acid, which has anti-cancer properties.

Research has so far shown that corn contains B vitamin that prevents irregularities in the development of the neural tube in the fetuses, and it helps reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as it plays a role in reducing the amino acid homocysteine.

Recent studies have so far shown that high levels of homocysteine increase the risk of heart and stroke, as it directly damages the blood vessels. The Corn is particularly rich in lutein. The latest research has shown that lutein helps prevent certain eye diseases, as well as the degeneration of yellow spot, one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly. Women who fed lutein in combination with carotenoid, zeaxanthin, had about 25 percent reduced risk of cataracts, and about 20 percent of men. Soluble corn acids help reduce cholesterol by linking to it and blocking its absorption.

Thiamine is needed by the body for converting food into energy and is crucial for the proper functioning of the nervous system. The Corn Oil is used as a medicine against arteriosclerosis, it is thought to help as a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

The Maize or Corn silk belongs to the strongest natural diuretics in traditional medicine. It effectively helps in the release of excess phosphorus and proteins in the body. It helps relieve the symptoms of gout, stone, and sand in the kidneys, rheumatism, inflammation of the urinary tract and bladder, facilitates liver function, improves circulation and swelling of the legs.

Corn can also be a significant benefit in combating obesity.

How much is enough:

Daily intake of corn is recommended, regardless of whether it is in the form of corn flour, cooked corn, polenta, corn flakes or popcorn.
Corn is the most widely grown on the American continent. In the production of frozen corn, the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Hungary, France, and Thailand are in the first place.

Maize, also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The six major types of corn are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.

 

Nutritional value

 

Maize, Sweetcorn, yellow, raw

(seeds only)

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 360 kJ (86 kcal)
Carbohydrates
18.7 g
Starch 5.7 g
Sugars 6.26 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat
1.35 g
Protein
3.27 g
Tryptophan 0.023 g
Threonine 0.129 g
Isoleucine 0.129 g
Leucine 0.348 g
Lysine 0.137 g
Methionine 0.067 g
Cystine 0.026 g
Phenylalanine 0.150 g
Tyrosine 0.123 g
Valine 0.185 g
Arginine 0.131 g
Histidine 0.089 g
Alanine 0.295 g
Aspartic acid 0.244 g
Glutamic acid 0.636 g
Glycine 0.127 g
Proline 0.292 g
Serine 0.153 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

lutein zeaxanthin
(1%)

9 μg

644 μg
Thiamine (B1)
(13%)

0.155 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(5%)

0.055 mg

Niacin (B3)
(12%)

1.77 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(14%)

0.717 mg

Vitamin B6
(7%)

0.093 mg

Folate (B9)
(11%)

42 μg

Vitamin C
(8%)

6.8 mg

Minerals
Iron
(4%)

0.52 mg

Magnesium
(10%)

37 mg

Manganese
(8%)

0.163 mg

Phosphorus
(13%)

89 mg

Potassium
(6%)

270 mg

Zinc
(5%)

0.46 mg

  • Units
  • μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams
  • IU = International units

Raw, yellow or the sweet corn kernels are composed of 76% water, 19% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and 1% fat. In a 100-gram serving, maize kernels provide 86 calories and are a good source (10-19% of the Daily Value) of the B vitamins, thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid (B5) and folate. Тhey also supply dietary fiber and the essential minerals, phosphorus, and magnesium whereas other nutrients are in low amounts, for more details see the data shown in the table.

Allergy

Corn contains lipid transfer protein, an indigestible protein that survives cooking. This protein has been linked to a rare and understudied allergy to maize in humans. The allergic reaction can cause skin rash, swelling or itching of mucous membranes, diarrhea, vomiting, asthma and, in severe cases, anaphylaxis. It is unclear how common this allergy is in the general population.

 

maize known as sweet corn

 

It is always good, tasty and healthy to eat healthy fruits, so i am recommending this type of food to take regularly.