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Why is Maize an Amazing Agri-product?

Professor Rajendra Kumar
Professor Rajendra Kumar
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Maize, also known as corn, is an agricultural product that is loved by almost all human beings all over the world.

Maize was first cultivated in Central America and Mexico.  It is found not only in yellow but also in orange, red, blue, white, black and purple colors.

Popularity and demand for maize

Maize by-products are widely produced and marketed. For example, sweet corn is a very popular food.  Sweet corn is also known as popcorn.  Similarly, corn oil, corn flour and cornflower are among the daily necessities.

However, it is not found in the common cereals but in the vegetable varieties.  Maize is a nutritious seed.  It is essential to include it in your daily diet as it is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Corn is also a remedy for many health problems.  It is rich in folic acid and vitamin B12 which help in the production of red blood cells.

We all know that carbohydrates are a good source of energy for our body.  Corn is high in carbohydrates, so if you add it to your diet, you can easily get enough energy for your physical activities.

Lifestyle diseases such as high cholesterol and diabetes can be controlled by consuming sweet corn and corn oil, which increase blood flow to the body. It also slows down the absorption of cholesterol into the body. The presence of vitamin B1, B5 and vitamin C promote the formation of new cells in the body.  This is very beneficial for diabetics.

If pregnant women eat corn, it will be very beneficial for the baby.  In particular, corn helps to overcome birth defects.  Pregnancy is also a time when women suffer from constipation. Fiber-rich maize protects pregnant women from this condition.

Maize plays an important role in beauty enhancement as well as health care.  Vitamin C and lycopene in corn help in the production of collagen.  Collagen in the skin eliminates skin problems caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays. Studies show that corn oil and starch are good for increasing skin radiance.

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