Sweet corn

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Husked sweetcorn, Corn on the cob

Sweet corn (Zea mays convar. saccharata var. rugosa;[1] also called Indian corn, sugar corn, and pole corn) is a variety of maize with a high sugar content and prepared as a vegetable.

Sweetcorn, yellow, raw
(seeds only)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 360 kJ (86 kcal)
Carbohydrates 19.02 g
- Sugars 3.22 g
- Dietary fiber 2.7 g
Fat 1.18 g
Protein 3.2 g
- Tryptophan 0.023 g
- Threonine 0.129 g
- Isoleucine 0.129 g
- Leucine 0.348 g
- Lysine 0.137 g
- Methionine 0.067 g
- Cystine 0.026 g
- Phenylalanine 0.150 g
- Tyrosine 0.123 g
- Valine 0.185 g
- Arginine 0.131 g
- Histidine 0.089 g
- Alanine 0.295 g
- Aspartic acid 0.244 g
- Glutamic acid 0.636 g
- Glycine 0.127 g
- Proline 0.292 g
- Serine 0.153 g
Water 75.96 g
Vitamin A equiv. 9 μg (1%)
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.200 mg (15%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 1.700 mg (11%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 46 μg (12%)
Vitamin C 6.8 mg (11%)
Iron 0.52 mg (4%)
Magnesium 37 mg (10%)
Potassium 270 mg (6%)
One ear of medium size (6-3/4" to 7-1/2" long)
maize has 90 grams of seeds
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

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  1. Erwin, A. T. (July 1951). "Sweet Corn—Mutant or historic species?". Economic Botany (Springer New York) 5 (3): 302.