Nov 1, 2009

Soule Restaurant's Food Facts: Corn

Corn is America's number one field crop, used as much more than a food source; fuel alcohol, which makes gasoline burn cleaner and effectively reducing pollution is made from corn.

Corncobs, finely ground, are very absorbent, making them useful carriers for pesticides, fertilizers, vitamins, hand soaps, cosmetics, and animal litters. They are also useful in the production of paper products, paint and varnish, and as a clear covering for aspirin.

Corn as a food source is a fair source of vitamins B1, B5, C, E, folic acid, magnesium and phosphorus.

It is low in protein, and a good source of complex carbohydrate, fiber, and healthful essential fatty acids.

If interested in weight loss, it’s a good idea to limit your consumption of corn; it is more suitable for those trying to gain weight.

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