White corn is usually just served buttered and on the cob during barbecues. But do you know that there is more to this veggie than meets the eye? Behind its husk, kernels and ears lie a wide array of essential vitamins and nutrients that makes it a truly wonderful snack or part of any meal.
White corn is a rich source of carbohydrates which is low-fat and complex. It is high in fiber, vitamin C and amino acids. The good thing about corn is that one serving contains 41 micrograms of folic acid – which is known to cure or prevent prenatal disorders. It also has phosphorous, manganese and vitamin B5.
Both the yellow and white variety of corn helps prevent lung disease and helps improve your memory due to the fact that it has Thiamin or vitamin B1. White corn is readily available in supermarkets, but expect to see more of the just-picked, in-season variety of this nutritious and healthy veggie during the coming summer months.