Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is also called as sugar corn or pole corn. Scientifically, it is named as “Zea mays convar.saccharata var.rugosa”. It is one of the variety of maize. It has a very high content of sugar. The sweet corn plant produces a fruit called corn kernel. It is a type of caryopsis. In the immature stage itself (milk stage), the sweet corn is picked for preparation and consumption purpose.


Corn grows about 7-10 feet in height. Sweet corn must be consumed fresh, canned or frozen. It cannot be store for a longer period. So, it is better to eat fresh, before the kernels become tough and starchy.


  • Sweet corn is gluten-free cereal.
  • It is one of the finest source of providing dietary fibres.
  • It is a good source of phenolic flavonoid antioxidant and ferulic acid.
  • The level of ferulic acid increases when the sweet corn is cooked, which provides anti-cancer properties.
Nutrition Facts of Sweet corn

Sweet corn, white
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 86
% Daily Value
Total fat 1.2 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 15 mg 0%
Potassium 270 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19 g 6%
Dietary fiber 2.7 g 10%
Sugar 3.2 g
Protein 3.2 g 6%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 9%

Daily Value percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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