Maize Meal: A Potential Source Of Human Nutrition And Health

Maize or corn meals is an important cereal crop in the world. It is a source of food as well as phytochemical compounds. Phytochemicals play an important role in preventing chronic diseases. 

It contains various major phytochemicals such as carotenoids, phenolic compounds, and phytosterols. There are so many companies like Kiri foods that provide better information about maize meal.

Maize Meal

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One teaspoon of corn oil fulfills the essential fatty acid requirements for a healthy child or adult. There is a greater demand for food due to the increasing population, so maize can provide human nutrition with a number of health benefits along with meeting food requirements. 

Thus, the purpose of the current review was to provide essential information about the nutritional and health benefits of maize so that people would start taking more interest in it and its consumption as a good food source would increase.

Corn flour is used to make bread, muffins, donuts, pancake mixes, baby foods, biscuits, wafers, breakfast cereals, and bread, and as a filler, binder, and carrier in meat products.

Maize meal and flour have smaller grains than grits and are popular products due to their long shelf life, black spots, and bright color. Maize food is often enriched with thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and iron.

Maize is one of our favorite ingredients in the preparation of gluten-free products. Even though corn supplies many of our micro and macronutrients though, the amount of some essential nutrients is insufficient.