Sweetcorn might be one of the most confusing foods out there, because of the many myths surrounding it.
Some believe it’s high in sugar because of its name when in fact, it only has approximately 3g of sugar in 100g of corn.
Sweetcorn is also very versatile; it’s been a staple food for centuries and it’s a nice addition in soups, salads or as a pizza toping.
We can take it straight off the cob to make popcorn, chips, tortillas, cornmeal, polenta, oil or syrup.
The corn syrup is used as a sweetener and it’s also known as glucose syrup, high fructose syrup.
One of the main nutritional benefits of sweetcorn is its high fibre content.
And as we know, dietary fibre is important for our health: it aids digestion, it can decrease the risk of heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. On top of that, fibre helps you stay fuller for longer.