10 AMAZING Facts About Corn You Probably Never Knew

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Whether roasted, cooked or made into pudding, corn or maize, many Nigerians savour this sweet food. Known scientifically as Zea mays, is one of the most popular cereals in the world including Nigeria. Some health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and prevention of neural-tube defects at birth. Want to know more, then you have to read this piece, CLIQLOADED has put together for you…



 

– Although we often associate corn with the color yellow, it actually comes in a host of different varieties featuring an array of different colors, including red, pink, black, purple, and blue.

– Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob.

– In the days of the early settlers to North America, corn was so valuable that it was used as money and traded for other products such as meat and furs.

 

– Corn not only provides the necessary calories for healthy, daily metabolism, but is also a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and many minerals.

– Its high fiber content ensures that it plays a significant role in the prevention of digestive ailments like constipation and hemorrhoids as well as colorectal cancer.

– The antioxidants present in corn also act as anti-carcinogenic agents and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

 

– Besides being a delicious addition to any meal, corn is a rich source of calories and is a staple among dietary habits in many populations.

– It reduces the risk of hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer because the fiber content of one cup of corn amounts to 18.4% of the daily recommended amount.

 

– According to researchers, corn oil has been shown to have an anti-atherogenic effect on cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of various cardiovascular diseases. Corn oil, particularly, is the best way to increase heart health, and this is derived from the fact that corn is close to an optimal fatty acid combination.

 

– Corn helps to prevent anemia caused by deficiency of these vitamins. Corn also has a significant level of iron, which is one of the essential minerals needed to form new red blood cells; a deficiency in iron is one of the main cause of anemia as well.

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