IP- Corn is a good source of many vitamins and minerals. Popcorn tends to be higher in minerals, while sweet corn tends to be higher in vitamins.

Iran PressHealth:  According to healthline.com, here are the nutrition facts for 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of boiled yellow corn:

Calories: 96

Water: 73%

Protein: 3.4 grams

Carbs: 21 grams

Sugar: 4.5 grams

Fiber: 2.4 grams

Fat: 1.5 grams

Meanwhile, Corn contains a number of bioactive plant compounds, some of which are such as:

Ferulic acid: one of the main polyphenol antioxidants in corn, which contains higher amounts of it than other cereal grains like wheat, oats, and rice.

Zeaxanthin: Named after corn’s scientific name (Zea mays), zeaxanthin is one of the most common plant carotenoids. In humans, it has been linked to improved eye health.

Lutein. One of the main carotenoids in corn, lutein serves as an antioxidant, protecting your eyes from oxidative damage produced by blue light.

Phytic acid. This antioxidant may impair your absorption of dietary minerals, such as zinc and iron.


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