INDIA Maize / Corn
Also known as maize (Zea mays), corn is one of the most popular cereal grains in the world.
It is the seed (grain) of a plant from the grass family, native to Central America, but grown in countless varieties throughout the world.
Popcorn and sweet corn are commonly eaten varieties, but refined corn products are also widely consumed, frequently as ingredients in foods.
These include tortillas, tortilla chips, polenta, cornmeal, corn flour, corn syrup, and corn oil.
Whole-grain corn is as healthy as any cereal grain, rich in fiber and many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Corn is a decent source of protein.
Depending on the corn variety, the protein content ranges from 10-15% .
The most abundant proteins in corn are known as zeins, accounting for 44-79% of the total protein content .
Overall, the protein quality of zeins is poor because they are lacking in some essential amino acids, mainly lysine and tryptophan .
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