Also known as:
Maize, Makki, Bhutta

Corn, is a large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. The leafy stalk produces ears which contain the grain, which are seeds called kernels. Corn and cornmeal (dried, ground corn) are staple foods in all over the world. The ears can be cooked and eaten from the cob as a vegetable or the kernels can be removed and either eaten as is or used to produce a wide variety of foodstuffs including cereals and flour.

Commonly used in:
Stir- fries, curries, snacks, Indian bread, soups, etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, corn as a phytonutrient-rich food  provides us with antioxidant benefits. It is also a good source of vitamin C as well as the mineral manganese.