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Nutritional Value of Corn and Rice

Nutritional Value of Corn: Corn, or maize, is one of the most popular cereals in the world. Corn forms the staple food of numerous people in different countries, including the US and India.

Nutrition Facts About Corn

Corn is rich in phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron and selenium. It also has small amounts of potassium.

Vitamin Content of Corn

Corn has vitamin B (Thiamin, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin, and folate). It also has traces of vitamin A and E.

Calorie Content of Corn

Cereals are the prime source of calories for many people. The caloric value of most cereals lies between 330 to 350 calories per 100 grams. The calorific value of corn is 342 calories per 100 grams.


Health Benefits of Corn

There are no particular health benefits of corn, except for the fact that it provides necessary calories for daily metabolism of the body.

Corn is good for skin care, as well as for boosting the nervous system, improving digestion, and maintaining low cholesterol levels. Read more

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Nutritional Value of Rice:  Rice is also a very popular cereal consumed throughout the world. It is a staple food for many people residing in Asia and on other continents. It is available in many varieties.

Nutrition Facts About Rice

Rice is a good source of protein, phosphorus and iron. It also contains some amount of calcium. Most of the nutrients and minerals in rice are concentrated in the outer brown layers known as the husk and germ. Therefore, brown rice, which is rice from which only husk has been removed, is the most nutritious type of rice.

Unfortunately, many consumers prefer pseudo-cosmetic preferences and demand white rice or polished rice, in which the germ and bran has been removed, making it less nutritious.

Vitamin Content of Rice

Rice contains vitamin B in small quantities.

Caloric Content of Rice

There is no other food item that provides calories and energy to the world as much as rice. It is not wrong to say that most of the people in the world are able to do their daily activities due to rice. Rice has about 345 calories per 100 grams. Furthermore, it is very easy to digest rice and hence most of these calories are absorbed by the body. How many times has it happened with you that you have eaten a stomach full of rice and have felt hungry just one hour later?

Health Benefits of Rice

The nutritional value of rice makes it good for the treatment of indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery, nausea, skin disorders, and high blood pressure. Read more

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