While field corn (fed to livestock animals) is considered a grain, the sweet corn we enjoy on the BBQ doused in butter is considered a vegetable, says Rust. And a surprisingly protein-loaded one, at that.
Baby corn is available in cans or jars in the supermarkets and is used in Asian cooking. This grain is generally available in summer and can be cooked in a variety of ways. Sweet corn can be used to garnish the fresh rice or cooked with onion and chillies to make an evening snack. It can even be eaten straight out of the maize ears. In India, vendors are often seen selling corn which is known as ‘bhutta’. The best part is that corn is not just delicious, but rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, thus offering several health benefits.
Per medium ear: 88 calories, 1.4 g fat (0 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 15 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.