Corn: More Than Just a Cereal
Since ages, the first thing that comes into our mind when we hear about Corn is Cereal. Isn’t it?
That bowl full of milk and soggy corn flakes pretty much sums up every school going child’s morning life and even our fast paced corporate mornings, where corn flakes are the only go to breakfast just so that we don’t end up punching late at our office.
But have you realized, corn has a much more interesting side to it.? Presenting some interesting and healthy facts about corn:
No space for odd numbers
Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob.
With the exception of Antarctica, corn is produced on every continent in the world.
Not just yellow
Corn can be produced in various colors including blackish, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white and the most common yellow.
One of the cleanest crops
Environmental Working Group’s 2018, listed Sweet corn in the “Clean Fifteen” list of foods least likely to contain pesticide residue.
Epitome of health
Sweet corn is packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that enures healthy vision. The insoluble fiber in corn nourishes good bacteria in your gut, which aids in digestion and helps keep you fit and active. In addition, a healthy amount of Vitamin B, Iron, Protein and Potassium makes corn a perfect healthy package.
Cook more to gain more
Cooking sweet corn boosts its benefits. In a Cornell study, researchers found antioxidant activity increasing in corn when it is cooked. Studies show eating foods high in antioxidants can help lower risk of heart disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease, cataracts and other health problems linked to aging.
Your cancer fighter
Cooked sweet corn has a surprising amount of ferulic acid, a type of compound that helps fight cancer.
At KutKut, we are proud that every bit of our snack is made with specially hand picked corns, naturally harvested to ensure that the goodness of real corn is delivered in each packet!
Wishing all the readers a nutritious and healthy snacking with KutKut..!