Corn comes in four main types:
The sweet corn that you eat at cookouts comes in yellow, white, or a combination of the two colors, and it has a mildly sugary taste.
Popcorn, before you prepare it, has a soft, starchy center surrounded by a hard gold-colored shell. Inside is a tiny drop of water. When you heat popcorn in a pan or in your microwave, the moisture inside gives off steam. Pressure from the steam builds to the point where the kernel explodes, and the center opens into a fluffy white nugget.
Corn is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage and wards off diseases like cancer and heart disease. It may provide many health benefits due to the presence of quality nutrients within. Besides being a delicious addition to any meal, its possible richness in phytochemicals protects some chronic diseases.
Corn may contain several essential minerals that can help in ensuring proper growth.