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GRADE 1 Non GMO White and Yellow Corn/Maize

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Port: Durban
Payment Terms: L/C,D/A,D/P,T/T,Western Union,MoneyGram
Supply Ability: 270 Metric Ton/Metric Tons per Week
Brand Name: yellow maize
Weight (kg): 25
Length (cm): 2.5
Type: Corn
Place of Origin: South Africa
Glutinous: Glutinous
Color: Yellow
Model Number: dried yellow maize
Cultivation Type: Organic
Certification: ISO
Maturity: 100%
Packaging Detail: 25kg per bag and bulk
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SOUTH AFRICA YELLOW MAIZE No 1

What Is Corn?

Corn is considered both a vegetable and a cereal grain.

Sweet corn that you eat off the cob is usually considered a vegetable in the culinary world, whereas the dry seeds that are used for popcorn are classified as whole grains.

Corn originated in Mexico over 9,000 years ago and is known by its original name “maize” in many parts of the world. Native Americans grew and harvested this crop as the main source of food (1Trusted Source2Trusted Source).

Today, it’s one of the most widely consumed cereal grains worldwide (3). Corn is usually white or yellow but also comes in red, purple and blue. It’s eaten like sweet corn, popcorn, tortillas, polenta, chips, cornmeal, grits, oil and syrup and added to countless other foods and dishes.

What’s more, it’s widely used for fuel and animal feed. In fact, 40% of the corn grown in the US is used for fuel and 60–70% of corn worldwide is produced to feed animals (2Trusted Source4Trusted Source).

Highly Nutritious

Corn is high in carbs and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat.

One cup (164 grams) of sweet yellow corn contains (5):

  • Calories: 177 calories
  • Carbs: 41 grams
  • Protein: 5.4 grams
  • Fat: 2.1 grams
  • Fiber: 4.6 grams
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the daily value (DV)
  • Thiamine (vitamin B1): 24% of the DV
  • Folate (vitamin B9): 19% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 11% of the DV
  • Potassium: 10% of the DV
Contains Plant Compounds and Fiber That Benefit Health

Corn contains antioxidants and plant compounds that may provide a number of health benefits.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Content May Benefit Eye Health

Corn is particularly high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that may prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

This is likely because lutein and zeaxanthin make up a large part of the macular region of your eyes (9Trusted Source10Trusted Source11Trusted Source).

One study in 365 adults found that those who had the highest intake of carotenoids — especially lutein and zeaxanthin — had a 43% lower chance of developing AMD compared to those with the lowest intake (11Trusted Source).

Therefore, regularly eating corn may promote eye health — especially for those who are at risk of AMD.

May Prevent Diverticular Disease and Other Digestive Issues

The fiber in corn may also provide health benefits.

Dietary fiber intake has been linked to a lower risk of several diseases, including heart disease and some cancers. Even more, eating enough fiber promotes healthy digestion and may protect you against gut issues (12Trusted Source13Trusted Source14Trusted Source).

Corn, in particular, may protect against specific digestive issues, including diverticular disease, which is characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract (15Trusted Source).

One 18-year study in over 47,000 adult men associated eating popcorn at least twice a week with a significantly lower risk of diverticular disease (15Trusted Source).

Based on these limited results, eating corn and popcorn may promote gut health and prevent digestive diseases. However, more research is needed.