Baby corn provides the valuable nutrition which lacks in most people’s diets. It is extremely low in fat as well, which can help with their weight loss goals. Baby corn is high in potassium and folic acid. It also has a better glycemic index than regular corn, making it a great substitute.
Baby corn is basically corn that is harvested earlier. At this point of time, the ears are very small and not fully formed. This miniature size and look causes it to be named as “candle corn” in some of the Thai cookbooks. Baby corn is an exceedingly popular in Asian cuisine and can be found in stir-fried dishes with other vegetables. Baby corn can be produced either by seeding with a variety that can produce only baby corn or by harvesting it early. Baby corn does sometimes lack some of the health benefits of mature corn however.
Baby Corn versus Regular Corn
Baby corn is a lower glycemic index food than regular corn. This means it will contribute fewer carbohydrates to your diet overall. However, because it is plucked earlier this means baby corn contains much less Carotenoids than regular corn. A Washington State University study showed that the yellower corn is the more Carotenoids it contains ; baby corn is plucked while it is much whiter. Carotenoids can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.