Nutritive Value

Corn is an important source of energy and carbohydrates. This food is also formed, although in smaller proportion, by proteins of low biological value. As for its content of vitamins and minerals, highlights potassium, phosphorus, iron, folate, vitamin A and B vitamins (only in the yellow). On the other hand, the phytochemicals present in corn stand out, which are the following: anthocyanins (purple corn) and carotenoids (yellow corn).

Composition of corn in 100 g of edible portion

Yellow corn White corn Fresh yellow corn Fresh white corn
Calorías (kcal) 365 365 161 114
Carbohidratos (g) 74.26 74.26 33.50 23.80
Fibra dietética (g) 7,30
Proteínas (g) 9.42 9.42 3.60 3.10
Vitamina  A (mcg) 11 0 28 0
Vitamina C (mg) 0 0 11 8
Potasio (mg) 287 287 270 270
Folatos (mcg) 19
Hierro (mg) 2.71 2.71 2 0.50

Source: INCAP,

Nutritional properties

It is considered an energy food due to its high carbohydrate content.

Its fiber content helps the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system and can help lower cholesterol levels