Fresh sweet corn has much less calories than that of in the field corn and other cereal grains like wheat, rice, etc. Their calorie chiefly comes from simpler carbohydrates like glucose, sucrose than complex sugars like amylose and amylopectin, which is a case in the cereals.
Sugar corn features high-quality phyto-nutrition profile comprising of dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in addition to minerals in moderate proportions. It is one of the finest sources of dietary fibers, 100 g kernels carry 2 g or 5% of daily-requirement of dietary-fiber.
Corn is a good source of phenolic flavonoid antioxidant, ferulic acid. Several research studies suggest that ferulic acid plays vital role in preventing cancers, aging, and inflammation in humans.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas
- The whole cob may be steamed, or boiled in salt water and served with butter or oil.
- Boiled kernels are an excellent accompaniment in salads, pizza, pasta, risotto, stews, omelets, fried-rice, rice pulav, etc.
- Shrimp and corn chowder
- Pan-Seared Scallops With Summer Succotash
- Grilled Salmon With Charred-Corn Relish
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