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The Other Colors Of Corns

Updated on November 3, 2012

This hub is about one of my favorite, the corn. Depending on its use, the corn can either be a vegetable, or a fruit. But botanically corn is a fruit.

To most of the world, it is known as maize and for those who enjoys having corn, you are also benefiting for the antioxidants that the corn has thou each color differs from the antioxidant that it has in it. It is also a good source of fibers and C vitamin which helps us to be healthier.

Corns are great snacks too and is a staple food to some part of the world. I remember the first time we tried to microwave the corn instead of boiling it which takes longer time than using the microwave. And I'd say we had stick more into just using the microwave, it saves time and we get a quick, healthy snack while watching television.

Anyway, probably most hadn't seen these other colors of corn? Corn doesn't only come in color yellow.


Purple corn

The color I love, purple. And speaking of purple, here are some color purple corns. Aren't these pretty?

And as it goes, the darker the color of the fruit or vegetable, the richer it is on antioxidant and fiber. And that goes with this purple corn. It is high in fiber and the flavonoid anthocyanins that keep us in a healthy condition by being an anti-inflammatory and promoting the flow of blood in our body.


White corns

Aside from yellow corns, these are the other color of corn I usually see in the market.

I enjoy white corns as a snack and also cooking it with either spinach or bitter melon fruit. With bitter melon, it will give the dish an even taste and sometimes the sweetness would overcome the bitterness of the bitter melon which I prefer.

I also used corns on my fried rice along with green peas and sometimes dice carrots which makes it colorful.


Yellow corn

A high source of carotenoid antioxidant, this is the kind of corn we all are used seeing on the grocery stores. Sweet and juicy, we love this as a snack. When on sale, I could just raid the kitchen and grab a corn then heat it on the microwave for about 5 to 6 minutes. Then I could enjoy my corn while watching my favorite programs.

If you used to boiling your corns, maybe you should try heating it up on the microwave. Just get rid of some of the husk, and either heat it straight on the microwave or wrap it on a damp paper towel which what our family used to do for a quick snack as boiling corns would take more time. Heat it for 2 minutes, then turn it on the other side and heat again for 2 minutes or more until cooked. But always remember to turn it over so the corn would be cook evenly.

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Black corn

And just when you think there's no black corn, here it is. This is a dark purple corn but since it is so dark in color, it is more suitable for this corn to be called black isn't it? Also packed with antioxidant, this black corn could be as good with the other color of corns and great for a snack too.

And just seeing this color of corn, it makes me want to experiment cooking with it and I could imagine what would my fried rice looks like in case I stumble into a black corn on the grocery store and decided to try it out.


Red corn

And the last color of corn, red. These are just such beautiful color, makes me wonder if eating this red corn would leave a color on my tongue?

Nonetheless, I was just dreaming of trying out all of these colorful corns. Just try this red corns on your dishes to add a vibrant red color into it, also great as grilled corn for snack, or on the microwave.


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    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you. :)

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for dropping by and for the heads up about modified BT corns :) I enjoy corns and usually grab the frozen ones, use them on some desserts too on Summer.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great information!

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      Eliminate Cancer 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is great! We should actively encourage diversity in all of our plants - it makes for a healthier diet! That said, make sure you stay away from the Genetically Modified Bt Corn - it is not healthy for human consumption.