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Indian Yellow Maize (Corn), is of American origin, and after wheat and rice, it is the most important cereal grain in the world. It provides nutrition to both humans (33.3%) and animals (66.6 %). Serves as basic raw material for the production of starch, oil and protein, alcoholic beverages, food sweeteners and more recently fuel. Special crops grown primarily for food include sweet corn and popcorn, although dent, starchy or floury and flint maize are also widely used as food. Flint maize is also used as feed. Immature ordinary corn on the cob either boiled or roasted is widely consumed.
Yellow maize is nutritious Despite the taste and the colour, yellow maize is nutritious. In fact, research has shown that yellow corn has a higher nutritional value than the ordinary white maize, due to its higher levels of lutein, carotenoids and vitamin A.
One large cob of boiled yellow maize contains almost 4g of protein, 3.5g of dietary fiber, about 30g of carbohydrates, 1.5g of fat and 3.6g of sugar and 100 grams of water. It contains no cholesterol and has about 126 kilo-calories. Yellow maize also contains both pro-vitamin A and non-pro-vitamin A carotenoids, which promote general growth and eye health. Here are more maize nutrition facts and information about the vitamin and mineral content in one large ear of yellow maize, when cooked without salt
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