Sweet corn is a grass family cereal plant that produces an edible grain. Sweet corn is related to grain corn. Its composition is unique since it contains one or more genes that inhibit the conversion of carbohydrates to starch. It is harvested when its water content reaches approximately 70%. It is a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins, particularly group B vitamins. Sweet corn combines unique varieties in which glucose does not rapidly convert to starch. There are recessive genes that control this peculiarity; for the livestock, the sweet corn crop must be separated from the maize crop to avoid unintended crosses.
Benefits/Uses of Sweet Corn
- It is an antioxidant powerhouse that aids in the prevention of the aging process.
- Regular corn oil massage improves the texture of your skin significantly.
- Corn oil stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, encouraging the growth of follicles and reducing hair loss.
- Corn is a good source of B12, iron, and folic acid.
- Consuming sweet corn regularly may help prevent anemia.
- Sweet corn is rich in folic acid, which is prescribed to pregnant women.