Corn is a starchy vegetable that is delicious, good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B5, dietary fiber, folate, and vitamin C.
Health Benefits of Corn
Folate is the most important vitamin found in corn. Pregnant women take folate to prevent birth defects. Folate is very important in reducing the risk cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke, and arteries in the feet, legs, and hands. A cup of corn offers 19% of the Daily Value for folate.
Whole grain corn supplies 18% DV of dietary fiber – very important for reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The antioxidants (phytonutrients) found in whole grain corn are a powerful protection against certain cancers. Eat whole grain corn and enjoy the great flavor and great health benefits.
|Amount Per Serving – 1Cup (164 g) Calories: 177
*based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Davily Value (DV)
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat (g)||2.23|
|Saturated Fat (g)|
|Total Carbohydrates (g)|
|Dietary Fiber (g)||3.6||18|
|Vitamin A (micrograms, mcg)||0|
|Vitamin C (mg)||10.2||16.9|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) (mg)||0.36||24|
|Folate (microgram – mcg)||76.1||19.0|
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) (mg)||1.44||14.4|