Characteristics : The husk of the corn is green. Inside, there are long silks that line the corn. The kernels are regularly spaced and yellow. The kernel is supple with water and is sweet and crunchy.
In Thailand, there are many varieties of sweet corn with different qualities and medicinal properties. They are used in many Thai dishes.
Health Benefit : The corn is a high fiber and stimulates bowl movement.
It has no cholesterol and a low glycemic index.
It allows you to feel full for longer because it does not spike the blood sugar.
It can also help maintain blood pressure level due to its high potassium content.
Apart from playing its part in delicious recipes, corn has a lot of nutritional properties.
It is mainly made up of Carbohydrates, beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, fibers, and phosphorus,
which when compounded with calcium work closely together to build strong bones and teeth.
It also helps regulate lactation, build muscle tissue, and when combined with other minerals and nutrients,
help maintain the body’s PH balance.
In 100 grams of baby corn, the body will receive 2.3 grams of protein to repair the wear and tear in the body,
such as wound healing, 23 milligrams of Vitamin C to helps prevent scurvy and bleeding gums,
12 micrograms of beta-carotene which helps to prevent free radicals from destroying various cells in the body.
100 grams of baby corn also contains 25 milligrams of Phosphorus required for maintaining the body’s metabolism,
as well as 2.1 of fibers which help prevent constipation. 100 grams of corn has only 33 kilo calories.
Between the husk and the kernels lie the silk of the corn, which steps from the female floral organ.
The silk of the corn has medicinal properties, such as diuretic effect, relieving symptoms of edema.
It can also be used in the treatment of nephritis and is also good for diabetics and people with bladder stones.
Consuming corn regularly reduces the cholesterol level, prevent blood clots, promotes digestion,
reduces water retention, treats chronic nephritis, diabetes, hypertension, and chronic urinary tract infection,
as well as chronic rhinitis.
It also nourish the heart, promotes appetite, and stimulate the stomach and intestines.
Season : All year round
Place of Origin : Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi