Mexican Corn Salsa
1 cup corn kernels, steamed
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 small yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 Carrot, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small green chili, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt, to taste
|Serving Size||1 Serving||Per Serving%||Daily Value*|
|Calories||381||Calories from Fat||85|
|Total Fat||9.5g15%||Saturated Fat||1.4g7%|
|Serving Size||1 Serving|
|Per Serving%||Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||85|
Add the steamed and cooled corn into a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of ingredients and toss to combine well. Check for salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Corn provides many health benefits due to the presence of quality nutrients within. Besides being a delicious addition to any meal, it is also rich in phytochemicals, and it provides protection against a number of chronic diseases.
Some of the well-researched and widespread health benefits of corn are listed below:
Reduces risk of hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer: The fiber content of one cup of corn amounts to 18.4% of the daily recommended amount. This aids in alleviating digestive problems such as constipation and hemorrhoids, as well as lowering the risk of colon cancer due to corn being a whole-grain.
Rich source of vitamins: Corn is rich in vitamin B constituents, especially Thiamin and Niacin. Thiamin is essential for maintaining nerve health and cognitive function.
Provides necessary minerals: Corn contains abundant minerals which positively benefit the bodies in a number of ways. phosphorous, along with magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron and copper are found in all varieties of corn. Phosphorous is essential for regulating normal growth, bone health and optimal kidney functioning. Magnesium is necessary for maintaining a normal heart rate and for increasing bone strength.
Antioxidant properties: corn is a rich source of antioxidants which fight cancer-causing free radicals.
Prevents Anemia: Corn helps to prevent anemia caused by deficiency of these vitamins. Corn also has a significant level of iron, which is one of the essential minerals needed to form new red blood cells; a deficiency in iron is one of the main cause of anemia as well.
Vitamin-A Content: Yellow corn is a rich source of beta-carotene, which forms vitamin A in the body and is essential for the maintenance of good vision and skin.
Controls diabetes and hypertension: Eating more organic fruits and vegetables, like corn, has been thought to be a return to an older style of diet, and it has been linked to reduced signs of diabetes.