Nutritional Value Of Corn

Nutritional Value Of Corn

Corn is a source of food that is already known around the world, various processed packed also made from corn. Corn has also become one of the favored by many people because they taste so delicious also has high nutritional value.

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Corn is Horticulture food (annual). Its life cycle is completed in one day 80-150. The first half of the cycle is the vegetative growth stage and the second half for the generative growth stage.


The height of the maize plants varies considerably. Although it usually plants maize from 1 m to 3 m elevations, there are varieties that can reach a height of 6 m. The height of the regular plant measured from the ground level to the upper segment before the males of interest. Although some varieties may produce puppies (such as rice), maize generally does not have that ability.

On corn gluten, most or whole kernel is amylopectin. This difference does not have much effect on the nutrient content, but more significant in the treatment as a food.

Sweet corn is known to contain more amylopectin low but increasing fitoglikogen and sucrose, corn seeds are rich in carbohydrates. Most of them are in Endospermium. The carbohydrate content can reach 80% of the dry seeds. Carbohydrates in the form of starch are generally a mixture of amyloidosis and amylopectin.

In addition to being a source of carbohydrates, maize is also an important source of protein in the Community menu in Indonesia, the main nutrient content of corn starch is (72-73%), with a ratio of amyloidosis and amylopectin 25-30%: 70-75%, but In the maize Glu (waxy but) 0-7% 93-10%, whereas the sugars of maize (glucose, fructose and sucrose) varied by 1-3%.

The nutrient content per 100 grams of corn ingredients is:
  • Calories: 355 calories
  • Protein: 9.2 g
  • Lipids: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.7 g
  • Vitamin A: 510 if
  • Vitamin B1:0.38 milligrams
  • Calcium: 10 milligrams
  • Phosphorus: 256 milligrams
  • Ferrum: 2.4 milligrams
  • Water: 12 grams
Read : The benefits of cor for health
Corn is rich in essential nutrients to the body, well to meet the needs of daily nutrition your body, then the corn could be an option as the food consumption of the family.



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