Botanical Name: Maize
Tamil Name: சோளம் – Cholam
Hindi Name: सूखा मक्का – sookha makka
Malayalam Name: ചോളം – Cholam
Telugu Name: పొడి మొక్కజొన్న – Poḍi mokkajonna
About Dry Corn:
Corn or maize is one of the most popular cereals in the world and forms the staple food in many countries, including the United States and many African countries.
Dry corn is the best food for reducing the blood pressure. One cup of yellow corn holds 392 milligrams of potassium, and 1 cup of white corn contains 416 milligrams.
Adding more potassium to your diet can improve blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends 4,700 milligrams of potassium to include in a diet for a day. Eating corn, both yellow and white, can help you meet your daily needs.
Health benefits of corn include
- Controlling diabetes,
- Preventing heart diseases,
- Reducing hypertension and
- Preventing neural-tube defects at birth.
The kernels of corn are what hold the majority of corn’s nutrients, and are the most commonly consumed parts of the vegetable.
Kernels are available in multiple colors, depending on where the corn is cultivated and what species or variety they happen to be. Another genetic variant, called sweetcorn, has more sugar and less starch in the nutritive material.
Corn provides the necessary calories for health, and daily metabolism, it also a rich source of vitamins A, B, E, and many minerals.
It has high fiber content so it plays a significant role in the prevention of digestive diseases like constipation and hemorrhoids as well as colorectal cancer. The antioxidants found in corn also act as anti-carcinogenic agents and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Corn is a good factor for preventing diabetes so regular intake of this dry corn can offer multiple health benefits. Hypoxia content gives irritations if there are free radicals in your body. These free radicals are the main cause of cell damage and other serious diseases. To avoid such issues you can opt for healthy option corn; the presence of anthocyanins and flavonoids can eliminate free radicals and improve blood flow.
Corn is completely packed of tannins, saponins, flavonoids, potassium, alkaloids, sitosterol, along with calcium, and magnesium. These can potentially help you lose weight.
A corn-rich diet can help to reduce constipation, asthma, arthritis, irritable bowel disease, etc. Due to the presence of proteins and phytochemicals, it can protect your body from pro-inflammatory agents.