When it comes to nutrition, most people often underestimate the goodness and power of natural food to combat most of our everyday health concerns. Surprisingly, maize (corn) is one of such wonder crops that can add irreplaceable value to our plates.
Benefits of maize(corn):
Since it is ideal to consume foods that are light on the stomach, maize is such a good deal here. It is high in fibre which facilitates proper digestion and helps keep off digestive problems including constipation.
Corn is full of starch, and water content and is high in carbohydrates which provide energy. Athletes enjoy maize as they require more carbs to optimize their performance.
Good for skin and hair:
No amount of cosmetics will help your hair and skin unless you eat right. Consumption of corn strengthens hair follicles and speeds up collagen production. The topical use of hot corn oil can help prevent dryness of the scalp and hair loss.
It is a good source of vitamin C, thiamin, niacin, vitamin E and other minerals and antioxidants that are essential for skin care. It contains lycopene which fights against UV rays and assists in the increased production of collagen that ensures radiantly smooth skin.
Different ways to eat corn.
Foods like corn have mostly and widely remained underrated. Here’s a curation of different creative ways to make appetizing corn meals.
Corn and Pomegranate Chaat:
Packed with varied flavours of corn, pomegranate, orange, mustard and tamarind, this is a healthy bowl of meal that wouldn’t take much of your time and is the most fuss-free recipe to make.
Potato and Corn Soup:
This comforting bowl of soup is made with just potato and corn. The freshness of herbs like basil, parsley and rosemary will get you hooked on this recipe!
Potato & Corn Burgers:
Patties made with corn, potato, feta cheese and herbs, wrapped in breadcrumbs and shallow fried. Slapped between burger buns with tomato and lettuce, these burgers make for a simple snack.
Savoury Corn Tarts:
A snack that you would not mind your kids filling up on! Freshly baked tarts of maize flour loaded with a filling of mushrooms, spinach, corn, cream and cheese.
This is made with clusters of corn, gram flour and spices, fried crisp with freshly made roasted bell pepper sauce, served in style! These are snacks that have all the benefits of corn and are tasty so the kids would love to munch on them.
Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob:
Crispy pieces of bacon wrapped around fresh corn will be the highlight of your barbecue get-together.
The recipes are endless. Get creative with a healthy dose of maize on your plate.
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