A usual sight during the monsoons, corncob or bhutta is a real crowd pleaser. Perfectly roasted and smeared with chaat masala and lemon, bhutta has a massive fan following across India. But did you know that corn is a treasure trove of health benefits too? Moreover, you can have corn in numerous other ways. Corn, also known as maize in many countries, is a wonder crop that isn’t just super healthy and nutritious but is also very versatile. With its crunchy, sweet flavour one can easily sneak corns in an array of delicacies right from pizzas to a salad and even sandwiches. 

Let’s talk about the various benefits of corn: 

1. Energy Booster

Full of starch, water and carbohydrates which results in long term energy, corn is perhaps one of the best ingredients to add in your morning meals or post-workout meals to refuel oneself.  

2. Aids Digestion 

Corn is known for its rich fibre content which facilitates proper digestion, which helps keep digestive problems such as constipation at bay. 

3. May Prevent Anaemia 

Nutrients such as vitamin B12, folic acid and iron are found in abundance in corn, which aids the production of red blood cells. This may reduce the risk of anaemia.  

4. Good For Skin & Hair 

Corn is a good source of vitamin C, E, thiamin, niacin besides other minerals and antioxidants, all of which contribute towards a good skin. All of these contain lycopene which fights against UV rays and also help increase the production of collagen that gives us a glowing, smooth skin along with strong, silky hair. 

Here are some of the most interesting ways to include corn in your diet:

- Corn Chaat 

- Corn Salad 

- Corn Paratha 

- Corn Kebabs 

- Corn Fritters