Zea mays, known to us yellow corn, is a arge grain crop that is used as a staple food in many regions throughout the world, primarily in Latin America and Mexico, whose cuisine makes ample use of yellow corn. It is laden with a host of vitamins viz. B complexes, Niacin, Thiamine and Pantothenic Acid as well as dietary fibers and a number of essential minerals such as Phosphorous and Magnesium. Yellow corn is commonly used to manufacture fodder for livestock and grain feed, the latter of whom uses the dried kernels whereas the starch derived from it is used in a number of biochemical processes.
It is rich in polyphenol antioxidants such as Ferulic Acid and others in a higher proportion compared to cereals
Yellow corn is good for eyes due to its high concentration of Carotenoids
Diverticular diseases and their occurrence can be averted by including it in the diet
Being rich in fibers, they provide excellent response to insulin and helps in controlling blood sugar levels.