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Maize

Also Known As : Corn, Bhutta
Technical Name : Zea Mays

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Maize can be used as cornmeal, cornstarch, corn cobs and in production of whiskey.

Common names and forms

  1. Corn
  2. Corn Meal
  3. Makai
  4. Organic Maize
  5. Sweet Corn
  6. Sweet Corn Kernels
  7. Whole Corn
  8. Whole Grain Corn
  9. Yellow Corn

Description

Maize is a vegetable grain obtained from a grass plant. It is considered as a staple food. Maize is consumed in various forms like tasty Pop corns, Roti, Tortillas, Cornmeals and  boiled sweet corn.

Health benefits

  • Maize is a good source of fibre that helps to treats constipation and haemorrhoids.(1)
  • It contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects the body from illness.(1)
  • It helps in gaining weight quickly.(1)
  • Phosphorus in it helps to regulate kidney function and promotes bone growth.(1)
  • It contains magnesium that maintains healthy heart rate.(1)
  • It prevents the formation of cancer cells in the body.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose maize which is plumpy and plenty. Avoid if it has holes.

Note

Maize contains high amount of fatty acids which accelerates heart problems, obesity and allergies.(2)

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