Baby corn provides the valuable nutrition which lacks in most people’s diets. It is extremely low in fat as well, which can help with their weight loss goals. Baby corn is high in potassium and folic acid. It also has a better glycemic index than regular corn, making it a great substitute. A small ear of regular corn, about 3 ounces, has about 22 grams of carbohydrates. 1 cup, or 5.8 ounces, of corn kernels have 30.5 grams of carbohydrates. By comparison, a similar sized serving of baby corn would contain only 8 grams of carbohydrates. Baby corn is an excellent source of B vitamins. Baby corn provides folic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. B vitamins contribute to digestion. B vitamins contribute to digestion. Folates are also used in the amino acid synthesizing process. Breaking down and synthesizing amino acids is vital to building new cells, such as red blood cells. Folates have also shown to be linked to significantly reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Folates in general are associated with brain function, have been associated with improved memory, and slowed cognitive decline.
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