Corn is very nutrient-rich food, although at first glance it might seem to us too common .. contrary, it is an extremely healthy source of important nutrients and energy for our body and brain ..
Corn is native to mountainous regions of Peru, where it probably bred indigenous population until today. For its nutritious and a wide range of applications, this crop spread across the world, also in our country is growing its relatively abundant. Use is as a food for us, the people, and as a starting crop for further processing, such as feed for animals.
Depending on the quality of grain and therefore use is divided into five basic types. Some are intended for direct consumption and production of flour, others serve as food for cattle, as a base material for the production of starch or oil extraction. Corn-called pop-corn is certainly needs no introduction, its popularity is still on the rise. The so-called. Sweetcorn is the kind whose ears are cooked normally consumed as an accompaniment to food or alone, and the grains used for food preparation.
Corn contains many important substances
Corn grains have unusual high content of B vitamins, especially thiamine (B1), followed by biotin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5) and folic acid (B9). All these vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of our body and the metabolic processes of the organism.
The minerals are mainly represented in maize iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese and selenium, again, essential trace elements, eg for blood formation, cell oxygenation, proper hormone levels, fertility and potency, healthy skin and nice hair.
In addition, in a significant proportion of corn sugar - specifically glucose, which is the source of energy for our vitality to the physical, mental. This cereal also find a lot of fiber, protein, and unsaturated fatty acids, its nutritious is really considerable.
Corn is a great remedy for stress and injection of energy and vitality for the brain
As we mentioned, sufficient blood glucose provides our brain power supply and necessary dose of resistance to negative impulses. On the contrary, the lack of glucose leads to mental fatigue, irritability and susceptibility to stress behavior. Corn also contains many other vitamins thiamine and group B and minerals with a positive effect on our mental health. This cocktail of biologically active substances is the ideal food for our brain. Corn supplies us with energy and stimulates brain activity, and increases our resistance to stress and promotes concentration.
Food suitable for all ages
For children of preschool and school age and adolescence, maize is a source of both energy and substances necessary for healthy development, both physical and mental. For adults and older people in turn will help maintain overall fitness and vitality, strong nerves and stress resistance, sexual performance and functioning immune system. It has a positive effect on the quality of our hair, skin, nails and connective tissue and muscle mass, it is also food for beauty.
Preparation and processing of corn in the kitchen
Corn can be modified in many ways. Juicy Young ears can be eaten raw, either alone or in a green salad, a very pleasant, sweet taste. Traditionally, however, also be added to foods such as Asian and Mexican cuisine, we can easily stirred eg fried rice or pasta, respectively. be sterilized in vinegar, similar to cucumber.
Ripe, but not unset cob sweet corn you can buy both fresh and frozen, are an excellent side dishes. They simmer in salted water, adjusted to steam, bake, or broil. Grains alone can prepare the same way. Normally i buy frozen or canned, is suitable for rice dishes and pasta, soups, salads, or again as an accompaniment to meat dishes.
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The author Corn - the nerves, vitality and beauty: Michaela Vorlová