Corn nuts: a healthy vegetable snack, or not?

Corn nuts: a healthy vegetable snack, or not?

Toasted corn is a popular vegetable snack, it is tasty and it appears to be a healthy alternative to chips, but is it really healthy?

Corn nuts are made by roasting or frying corn kernels, and although they are plant-based, their nutritional value is, to say the least questionable. The fact is that as they are deep-fried until they are crispy, its nutrients are lost and it is packed with sodium and fat.

Corn has several health benefits.

While it is true that they contain mostly unsaturated fat –which plays role in regulating cholesterol levels–, they are devoid of their nutritional value. The biggest concern is their amount of sodium that is linked to headaches, hypertension and kidney failure in serious cases. On top of this, flavored varieties of corn also contain artificial colors and flavors that might affect the digestive and immune systems.

Corn nuts are made by roasting or frying corn kernels, and although they are plant-based, their nutritional value is, to say the least questionable.

If you only eat a single serving as an occasional snack, it shouldn’t be a problem, but more than one serving could be detrimental to your health.

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Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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