Corn is rich in starch, which is its main carb. Containing relatively small amount of water compared to other vegetables, it is very high in fiber and promotes digestion. Due to presence of antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, it is good for eye health. High in calories, but on the other hand, it contains high amounts of vitamin B and minerals like phosphorus, manganese, zink and magnesium. Due to high content of sugar, it is not the best choice for people with diabetes. Unfortunately, corn used in nutrition is often genetically modified.
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Corn is used to produce corn ethanol, which is mixed into gasoline and used as fuel. It is also one of the ingredients used to make whiskey and many everyday items, including glue, paint, soap, cosmetics and even fireworks.