The Nutritional Value of Corn

Learn the nutritional value of corn both commercially canned, and organic corn.  Read our comparisons below, and decide for yourself which is better for you.

Corn provides the necessary calories for your metabolism. It is rich in Vitamins A, B, E, Protein, Fiber, Antioxidants, Thiamin, Niacin, minerals, and more.

Since it is high in fiber, it aids your digestion, preventing constipation, hemorrhoids, and possibly colon and rectal cancers.

Fiber helps your bowel movements, increasing the necessary gastric juices and bile, so also regulates diarrhea, and chances of having Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

As corn is rich in B vitamins, Thiamin, and Niacin, it supplements our nervous system, and our Cognitive functions, including prevention of dementia, and even Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Commercially packed canned cornCommercially packed canned corn
Organic CornOrganic Corn

As you can see the 4 ounces of Canned vegetables vs 5.28 ounces of Organic corn do vary a touch, so take the additional 1.28 ounce difference into consideration.

Canned Corn Calories and NutrientsCanned Corn Calories and Nutrients
Organic Corn Calories and NutrientsOrganic Corn Calories and Nutrients
Canned Corn Vitamins and MineralsCanned Corn Vitamins and Minerals
Organic Corn Vitamins and MineralsOrganic Corn Vitamins and Minerals

Fortified Food Chemicals

Chemicals In Fortified Foods-Do they effect the nutritional value of corn?

Canned vegetables are usually fortified with chemical compounds such as calcium, iron, potassium, to enhance the nutritional value of foods. They do this in order to bring it up to similar standards of organic 'real' food, and to make theirs look more nutritional so you will buy their brand.  In some cases, certain forms of these micronutrients can be highly toxic in sufficiently higher dosages than a person's body needs. Do you really want those chemicals in your corn? 

Organic corn has more natural fiber and vitamin C, without them, and are not packed with loads of sodium.

Excess sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, and that creates an added burden on the heart. Too much sodium will increase your risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease.

Normal and safe amounts of sodium might be 1500 mg of sodium which is about 3/4 a teaspoon total of salt per day. If you are getting 24% of your daily safe recommendations with your portion of corn alone, you are probably going way over your limits with all the other foods you eat combined with that.

For those wishing to keep their sodium count down, organic is the only way to go.

Canned Corn Nutritional ValuesCanned Corn Nutritional Values
Organic Corn Nutritional ValuesOrganic Corn Nutritional Values

Most Beneficial Nutritional Value of Corn

In general, you will get lots more natural energy, vegetable protein, calcium, and vitamin C from organic corn.

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