The benefits of eating corn

The benefits of eating corn

Corn is found in many of the food products we buy. Let's find out what some of the benefits of eating it are. 

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Corn, which is also known as maize, is very easy to grow.

That is why it is found on every continent, except Antarctica. 

Corn is also processed and used as a major component in many foods. These include cereals, margarine, colas, chips, ice-cream, cooking oil, packaged soups, candies, and peanut butter. 

But, what exactly are the benefits of eating corn? 

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According to live strong, an ear of corn gives you the following: 

58 calories

0.5 gram of fat

14 grams of carbs

2 grams of protein

2 grams of fiber

3 grams of sugar

160 grams of potassium. 

According to Webmd, corn is also rich in vitamin C, and yellow corn is a good source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, and it has smaller amounts of vitamins B, E, and K, along with minerals like magnesium and potassium. 

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