Corn, or maize was domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.

Maize has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with the total production of maize surpassing that of wheat or rice. Sugar-rich varieties called sweet corn are usually grown for human consumption as kernels, while field corn varieties are ground into corn meal or masa.

Nutrition: 3 oz (100 g) sweet corn
calories 86
carbohydrates 18.7 g
fat 1.35 g
fiber 2 g
folate 11% DV
iron 4% DV
magnesium 10% DV
manganese 8% DV
niacin 12% DV
pantothenic acid 14% DV
phosphorus 13% DV
potassium 6% DV
protein 3.27 g
riboflavin 5% DV
thiamine 13% DV
zinc 5% DV
vitamin A 1% DV
vitamin B6 7% DV
vitamin C 8% DV