What is corn?

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Answering the question of whether or not corn is a vegetable sounds like it would be simple. In fact, it’s a little more complicated than it appears menu.

Whole corn, like you eat on the cob is considered a vegetable. The kernel itself (where popcorn comes from) is considered a grain. To be more specific. This form is a “whole” grain.

To complicate things a little more, many grains including popcorn are considered to be a fruit. This is because they come from the seed or flower part of the plant UFABET

In contrast, vegetables are from the leaves, stems and other parts of a plant. This is why several foods people think of as vegetables are actually fruits, like tomatoes and avocados.

So, corn is actually a vegetable, a whole grain and a fruit. But no matter what form it comes in or what category it falls into, good for you and can be part of a healthy diet. Even plain popcorn can be healthy when prepared without oil, butter or salt.

What are the health benefits of eating corn?

There are a number of health benefits to eating. But the benefits differ slightly depending on the form of corn that you’re eating, such as popcorn or sweet corn.

Corn is a whole grain. A whole grain is just what it sounds like, the entire grain. Whole grains are the most nutritious kind of grain. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. specifically contains a much higher amount of vitamin A than other grains. It’s also a great source of antioxidants.

Also considered a starchy vegetable. It’s lower in sugar, fat, and sodium than some other starchy vegetables.

Whether you eat corn on the cob or popcorn (plain), there are plenty of nutrients. They include:

  • protein
  • fiber
  • copper
  • zinc
  • vitamin B-6
  • potassium
  • niacin