Corn Facts for the day - Why corn called a whole grain food?
According to the Whole Grains Council, fresh corn is usually classified as a vegetable and dried corn (including popcorn) as a grain. Corn is a whole grain if the bran, germ, and endosperm are all left intact, just like whole wheat.
Make Corn Part of Your 5 A Day Plan
- Grilled corn is a tasty summer treat. Grill it with the husk still on to retain flavor. Instead of using margarine, butter, or salt on your corn, try fresh herbs, light dressings, and or lemon.
- Corn kernels are a great addition when mixed with other vegetables.
- Try adding corn to your favorite vegetable soups, in rice to add color, or in tossed salads.