Corn, belonging to the Gramineae, is one of the world’s three largest crops along with wheat and rice, and is widely cultivated around the world. Corn can be broadly classified into waxy corn, sweet corn, super sweet corn, and fried corn. Among them, super sweet corn is a mutated species from regular corn. It has a low germination rate and wrinkled seeds, but has a very high sugar content. Compared to regular sweet corn, which contains 8-10% sugar, super sweet corn contains 20-30% higher sugar. In addition, it retains the sugar content for a longer period and has excellent storage capacity, so it can be stored in the refrigerator for a longer period of time compared to sweet corn and can be consumed. Now, let’s take a closer look at what the effects of super sweet corn are.
Super sweet corn main benefits
1. Weight Control
Super sweet corn has a low calorie of 96kcal per 100g, and it is said that it can be expected to have a good effect as a diet food for weight control by maintaining a feeling of fullness for as long as possible with a high content of dietary fiber. In addition, various vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids rich in super sweet corn work effectively to compensate for nutritional imbalances that tend to occur during dieting.
2. Improving intestinal function
It is said that the dietary fiber rich in super sweet corn helps to improve intestinal function by adsorbing wastes and toxins accumulated in the intestines to get them out of the body and serving as food for beneficial bacteria in the intestines. In addition, the rich dietary fiber promotes intestinal peristalsis and facilitates bowel movements, effectively improving the symptoms of constipation. In particular, as constipation is easily caused by loss of water and nutrients during the aforementioned weight control period, Super sweet corn helps to prevent constipation through the excellent bowel movement activation action.
3. Prevention of vascular disease
Super sweet corn has a high content ratio of linoleic acid, a type of unsaturated fatty acid. It is said that this linoleic acid component helps to suppress the formation of triglycerides in blood vessels and helps a lot in reducing the level of LDL cholesterol, which is harmful cholesterol. In addition, vitamin E, a type of fat-soluble vitamin abundant in super sweet corn, prevents oxidative damage to polyunsaturated fatty acids in the LDL cholesterol membrane and prevents the formation of blood clots by inhibiting excessive aggregation of platelets. It helps to prevent various vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, angina pectoris, and myocardial infarction by these various related actions.
4. Skin beauty effect
Vitamin E, which is abundantly contained in super sweet corn, protects the skin tissue from free radicals, which are the main risk factors that accelerate skin aging, and can help improve skin elasticity and wrinkles. In addition, various vitamins, lecithin, and antioxidants contained in super sweet corn not only promote the regeneration of skin cells, but also discharge toxins and waste products from the skin to remove blemishes, blemishes, and freckles, while at the same time providing healthy skin. It is said to be beneficial for managing and maintaining
5. Excretion of waste products
Excessive accumulation of waste products and toxins in the body causes swelling and edema symptoms. Super sweet corn’s excellent body detoxification action helps the smooth discharge of accumulated wastes and harmful substances in the body, and at the same time, it can help smooth the discharge of urine by its excellent diuretic action.
How to eat super sweet corn
Common sweet corn can be used not only for raw food but also for freezing or canning, whereas super sweet corn is not used for canning because of its high sugar content, but only for raw and frozen food. It is said that using it immediately after harvesting can maintain freshness and fully enjoy its unique sweetness and texture. Also, it is recommended not to add sugar or salt, as the characteristic aroma and taste will disappear if you add additives when cooked and steamed. When cooking Super sweet corn, put it in a steamer with a little water in a colander first, steam it for 20~30 minutes over high heat, and then steam it well for 10 minutes before eating.
How to store super sweet corn
Harvested corn has the characteristic that it loses its sweetness over time and turns into starch. In addition, moisture is also lost over time and the texture becomes harder, so it is recommended to consume it as soon as possible after purchase. When storing, it is recommended to refrigerate without removing the skin, and it is recommended to consume within 3 days. If you want to store it for a longer period of time, steam the super sweet corn once, cool it, and store it in the freezer before it hardens.