What Is The Point Of Sweetcorn?

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Hazi-Hammenuhoth | 09:35 Fri 08th Jun 2018 | Food & Drink
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It is clearly indigestible, retaining it's shape and colour after it's southward journey. Is there any reedeming nutrional feature of this vegetable?


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What Is The Point Of Sweetcorn? ...the end opposite the blunt end.
13:37 Fri 08th Jun 2018
It's delicious is it's point :) x
The point of sweetcorn is...… catch Carp with, or to "pop" it.
Health benefits of sweet corn
At 86 calories per 100 g, sugar corn kernels are moderately high in calories in comparison to other vegetables. However, fresh sweet corn has much fewer calories than that of in the field corn and other cereal grains like wheat, rice, etc. Their calorie chiefly comes from simpler carbohydrates like glucose, sucrose than complex sugars like amylose and amylopectin, which is a case in the cereals.

Sweet corn is a gluten-free cereal and may be used safely in celiac disease individuals much like rice, quinoa, etc.

Sugar corn features high-quality phytonutrition profile comprising of dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants in addition to minerals in modest proportions. It is one of the finest sources of dietary fibers, 100 g kernels carry 2 g or 5% of daily requirement of dietary fiber. Together with slow digesting complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber in the food helps regulate in a gradual increase in blood sugar levels. However, corn, in line with rice, potato, etc., is one of high glycemic index food items, limiting its authority as the chief food ingredient in diabetes patients.

Yellow variety corn has significantly higher levels of phenolic flavonoid pigment antioxidants such as ß-carotenes, and lutein, xanthins and cryptoxanthin pigments along with vitamin-A. 100 g fresh kernels provide 187 IU or 6% of daily requirement of vitamin-A. Altogether; these compounds are required for maintaining healthy mucosa, skin, and vision. Consumption of natural foods rich in flavonoids helps protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Corn is a good source of the phenolic flavonoid antioxidant, ferulic acid. Several research studies suggest that ferulic acid plays a vital role in preventing cancers, aging, and inflammation in humans.

It also contains good levels of some of the valuable B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folates, riboflavin, and pyridoxine. Many of these vitamins function as co-factors to enzymes during substrate metabolism.

Further, it contains healthy amounts of some essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese.
It's the lowest calorie filler food I know of.
Brilliant !
one of those vegetables that goes starchy very quickly sadly.
I grow my own and to eat them quickly after picking is a treat that a supermarket sweetcorn buyer won't experience.
So many varieties too - yet you only get the one that makes the most money from the supemarket.
Dont start me on tomatoes...
It goes really well with tuna mayo.
crab and sweetcorn soup, loads of black pepper - yum.
Love that DT.
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Wow, mcfluff, that's incredible- no shortage of redeeming features there! So is it only the yellow "outer" kernel bit that is discharged retaining it's original shape?
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I do actually like the flavour, but am very surprised that the human body can extract so much goodness out of a little kernel and leave it looking pristine afterwards!
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Thanks for the crab and sweetcorn recommendation- would like to give that one a go sometime. I guess you have to take the pincers off?
they are good for sucking the soup up with - or can be used as chopsticks....
Hazi...get it from the Chinese takeaway.
supermarkets often do a chicken and sweetcorn soup, that's very nice.

I love baby corn, have that in my salads all the time, sweetcorn is one of my favourite things.. and this is now bringing back memories of that thread....
You could maybe count them before you eat them then count them after you’ve jobbied to see if they all come out.
But chewing should break some/most open

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Thanks Steg, great idea, will keep a peri dish at the ready!
Lol Fluff. Don't open two tins of sweetcorn!!!
Very nice when eaten in the bath with a teaspoon
Wouldn't it be easier to eat it in a bowl? ^^^^^
There's not enough in a bowl.

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