Nutritional Facts About Corn

Nutritional Facts about Corn

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Ears of corn

We will be looking at ways that corn can benefit us, and also at vitamins that corn contains and how a diet of corn can actually promote our health. But before we discuss these three topics I want us to look at some fun facts about corn.

Fun facts

1. There are 800 kernels in 16 rows on each ear of corn.

2. America’s number one field crop is corn.

3. Corn seeds are the only seed you can pop and have an instant snack.

4. Corn is grown on every continent in the world except Antarctica.

5. The main ingredient in most dry pet food is corn.

6. The corn ear is actually the part of the cornflowers.

7. There are more than 3,500 uses of corn like corn flakes, bread, peanut butter, etc…

8. Corn is used in batteries.

9. The starch in corn can be made into fabrics, plastic, etc…

10. Corn is used in producing fuel.

11. Corn is considered to be a fruit, vegetable, and grain

Nutritional facts about corn

Vitamin Content

Corn contains Vitamin A,  Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, dietary fiber, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, beta-carotene,  potassium, fiber, and magnesium

Health benefits

1. Corn can help fight cancer.

2. Corn has antioxidants that help the body to get rid of free radicals.

3. Corn can help lower hypertension.

4. Corn can aid in the health of your heart.

5. Corn can aid the digestive system.

6. Corn is known to protect against lung cancer.

7. Corn can aid in weight loss.

8. Corn may help with your blood sugar level.

9. The fiber in corn can aid in good bowel movement.

10. Corn can help with your cholesterol.

The final word

Corn is not only used for its delicious taste, but also for its healing agents, so let’s make this a part of our diet and promote our health and our well-being.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

21 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Corn”

  1. I have always liked corn but I have never recognised the health benefits it has. Also I did not know most of those fun facts about corn, how are they used in batteries? How do the different varieties of corn differ in terms of the vitamin content, are they all the same or do they differ?

    • Hello Keldlyn it so good to meet you, As far as the vitamin content is concern it is the same, but want is interesting to note is because they are use in different dishes they are grown differently. Hope this helps, all the best to ou and have a good day.

  2. This is Magnificent! There are some really great and Awesome facts about corn, maze, Masa . I had no idea that there was 16 rows of kernels and 800 kernels to each cob. The terminology alone is fascinating. Makes me look at corn in a whole new perspective. Not just to fill the belly either to feed the mind seems to be the objective these days. Thanks for sharing your insight.

  3. Hey Norman,
    Great page! I love vegetables of all kinds, and corn is definitely one of my favorites. You presented a lot of unique information on corn that I had not known before, like that they are used in batteries and peanut butter. Do you have sources to back the information you’ve presented?

    • Hello Todd it is so good to meet you, if you do a google search you will fine that this is a fact, I was pretty amaze myself. All the best to you and have a good day.

  4. Americas no 1 crop.
    Do you think this has got anything to do with fuel as I gather a lot of companies are switching over to this type of fuel?
    Staggering fact.

    I knew corn is good for us but had no idea it’s so beneficial. I had no idea it is grown in every continent apart from Antarctica either – Shows how much of a versatile plant this is.

    I did know about the advantages in relation to blood pressure and that’s why it is so popular.
    Thanks for teaching me Norman. You learn something every day,

    • Hello again Simon these facts are pretty amazing and yes we can all learn something new every day. All the best to you my good friend and wishing you the best of success with your online business. Have a good day.

  5. I always thought that corn had no nutritional value to us because our bodies have trouble breaking it down. I learned some new and interesting facts from this post. I am glad to know that eating corn has some benefit including important vitamins for our bodies as well as having antioxidant properties. tfs 🙂

    • Hello Marlinda it is pretty amazing about corn and what they can do. Glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  6. This website is so informative I never thought that corn was so useful. I will be visiting your site quite often . You have so many useful catergories and I am quite excited to see more. You seem to be very educated and knowledgable on various topics. Do you have experience in farming?

    • Hello Dawn it is so good to meet you and I am glad that I could help. Thanks alot for those kind words, I have spent more than 20 years in the field of landscaping and gardening, along with schooling and doing research. I have done some studies on farming and in some case the same principle that applies to farming applies to lanscaping and gardening also, so let me know what you need help with. I will be more than happy to share what I know with you. Thanks again, all the best to you my dare lady and have a good day.

  7. Its amazing how much bad press corn gets on a daily basis. The pros certainly do out way the cons. Its great to see all the wonderful things that nature has packed into something that has literally shaped our society and is so vital to our existence. Has science tried to capture the health benefits like they have with other “Super Foods”?

    • Hello Jed It is so good to meet you , And it is so amazing of the vitamins that Corn has and how Corn has so many benefits. The pros do out way the cons I do agree, and hopeful science would continue to do research on these foods and see how beneficial they are. Thanks again I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  8. Who knew that corn had so many nutritional qualities. I always thought that, despite being a vegetable, corn was a throw away veggie with little positive benefits…viewed more as a digestive aid than anything else. Despite that, sweet native corn in the summer is one of my favorite sides when preparing a meal for my family. My wife loves it, my kids love it, I love it and now we understand that it is healthier than we thought! Great info. Do you have any recipe ideas? We are always looking for new ones. Thanks.

    • Hello Matt it is so good to meet you, and the benefits of corn is so amazing. Here where I live in the Bahamas we have a few recipes related to corn. I will put together a list for you if that is ok with you. I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. Useful information here. I had no idea that corn could help to lose weight. I can add it to my diet now. I’m trying to lose weight the last 3 months. Proper nutrition is important to reach my goals. Also, you make it sound so easy to plant and care your own vegetables in your garden. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello llias and thanks for the follow, corn can do wonders for us. It is amazing the vitamins that they contain, having a garden is not as hard as you think. I have included several articles on garden planting, just refer to these and you will do just fine. All the best to you, have a good day. And if you have anymore questions please let me know.

  10. Hmmm, who would’ve known so many helpful uses for corn. This is enlightening especially since corn is not seen in the brightest of lights. I remember reading that corn wasn’t good for you etc. I never listened and continued to eat it. But this has solidified my views. Thanks for sharing!


    • Hello Jo Jo it is so good to meet you, corn has many benefits and should be class as a super food, I am glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.


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