|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|
|Place of Origin:||South Africa|
|Model Number:||dried yellow maize|
|Packaging Detail:||25kg per bag and bulk|
SOUTH AFRICA YELLOW MAIZE No 1
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.
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.
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):
Corn contains antioxidants and plant compounds that may provide a number of health benefits.
Corn is particularly high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that may prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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 (11).
Therefore, regularly eating corn may promote eye health — especially for those who are at risk of AMD.
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 (12, 13, 14).
Corn, in particular, may protect against specific digestive issues, including diverticular disease, which is characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract (15).
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 (15).
Based on these limited results, eating corn and popcorn may promote gut health and prevent digestive diseases. However, more research is needed.