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CORN FACT - History of Corn

Corn is known scientifically as Zea mays. This moniker reflects its traditional name, maize, by which it is known throughout many areas of the world. Being a staple food in primitive civilizations, the earliest traces of meals made from corn dates back about 7,000 years.

Although we often associate corn with the colour yellow, this vegetable actually comes in different varieties and colours like red, pink, black and blue. Corn grows in "ears," each of which is covered in rows of kernels that are protected by the silk-like threads called "corn silk," and finally, encased in a husk.

Not just a popular food, corn is also the base of many products, including antibiotics, baby foods, bourbon, chewing gum, condensed milk, corn flour, corn meal, corn oil, cornstarch, corn syrup, corn whiskey, ethanol, laundry starch and peanut butter.

Benefits of Corn
Corn is a very good source of vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin C, folate, dietary fiber, phosphorous and magnesium (minerals).

  • Lowers high cholesterol levels
  • Reduces the risk of colon cancer
  • Alleviates some uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Corn fiber is good for
    • the digestive system
    • the heart
    • stabilizing blood sugar levels
  • Lowers risk of lung cancer
  • Maintains your memory
  • Support for energy production, even under stress
Medicinal Properties of Corn
  • Promotes intestinal transit, reducing cholesterol levels and improves intestinal functioning
  • As a diuretic, helps eliminate water retention by promoting elimination
    • In the case of edema – boil fresh cobs of corn (all kernels have first been removed) in a pot of water for one hour, strain and refrigerate. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day until the condition improves. Reduce to 1 cup a day for a week before ending the treatment.
  • Promotes good kidney function
    • When kidney function is impaired or reduced – infuse a small handful of corn silk in a cup of boiling water for 20 minutes, strain and drink warm with a spoonful of honey.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size : 150 gm
Serving per Package: 13
Average Amount Per Serving Per 100 gm
Energy 153kcal
(643kJ)
102kcal
(428kJ)
Carbohydrate 26.2g 17.5g
Fat 3.0g 2.0g
Protein 5.6g 3.7g
Dietary Fiber 1.5mg 1.0g
Vitamin A 2.7mg 1.8mg
Vitamin C 26.6mg 17.7mg
Calcium 18.2mg 12.1mg
NB : LC Maize Manufacturing Sdn Bhd has gathered health related information from preventative and natural medicine for your information and enjoyment, but LC Maize Manufacturing Sdn Bhd declines all responsibility as to its use and does not intend that it be used as a substitute for conventional medicine.