Monday, July 2, 2018

Snacking Gets Better and Easier with Jolly Whole Corn Kernels

Did you know that someone with THAT something made my mom-life easier? 

More than anything else, the shift from summer vacation to back-to-school is becoming more and more of a challenge.  I thought having bigger kids could give me more laxity, well, to be honest, somehow, a bit.  But Nah! My kids' appetite gets bigger and their taste for food expands every minute, and yeah, they are ALWAYS, ALWAYS hungry.  What's even worse is when they come home from school exhausted and HANGRY (angry because hungry).

But one fine day, someone messaged me about Jolly Whole Corn Kernels and how easy it is open one can and just savor the worthiness of what's inside.  

It got me thinking some of the limitless possibilities I can prepare the corn with.  But what was even greater is that it's ready to eat, no cooking needed, but of course add to that even more possibilities of having it in desserts, appetizers and even main dishes.

In the US and many other parts of the world, corn on the cob and kernels are considered as one of the top starch to go with proteins like meat and fish in any kind of meals. Far from our tradition, we never actually do that at home as nothing can replace our staple rice to go with our viands.  Hence, what better way to consume it with is through snacking.

Yey to us moms, who always think of valuable substitute to junk foods.  Jolly Corn Kernels are naturally packed in less water and fills the whole can itself, so when it says 250 g, well, it's what it is. 

So, if you think that corn is just carbs then you better stick to this post and read on, but if you do know about all the nutritional value of corn already, well (Eh di WOW!, Joke only), you should go on reading so it reminds you of how good this product is to your household.

Before I continue blabbering about how good corn is to our health, let me share first what I would usually give nowadays to my family for light meals and heavy snack.

Above is the photo of my son's fave all-day snack, Buttered Corn Kernels topped with Grated Parmesan cheese.  So easy to make, all you need to do is open the can, drain, put the kernels in the bowl, top with salted butter (the more the merrier), pop in the microwave for 5 minutes (medium heat), mix, then top with freshly grated Parmesan (or any kind of hard cheese) and there you go! 

Health Benefits of Corn 

Did you know that corn 73 % water and all the other are carbohydrate, fiber and vitamins and minerals.

Although sweet corn, also known as sugar corn, is a special low-starch variety (28%) with a higher sugar content (18%), most of which is sucrose (1) but is not a high-glycemic food, ranking low or medium on the glycemic index (3), according to studies.

I love food with fiber as it can lower blood sugar, cut cholesterol, and may even prevent colon cancer and help you avoid hemorrhoids.  A single ear of corn, which is about a half cup of corn kernels, contains 2 grams of fiber.  Women should get about 25 grams a day and men at least 35 to 40, but the average person gets just 15 grams a day.  So a cup of corn actually helps giving 4 grams of fiber and the rest can be taken from leafy vegetables, fruits and oatmeal. 

Hence, corn is so good for diabetics! I should know, I have a juvenile diabetic who gets so cranky when hungry.

Corn is a good source of many vitamins and minerals.

Sweet corn contains the following:

Pantothenic acid: One of the B-vitamins, also called vitamin B5. It is found to some extent in nearly all foods and deficiency is therefore rare.

Folate: Also known as vitamin B9 or folic acid, folate is an essential nutrient, especially important in pregnancy (19).

Vitamin B6: A class of related vitamins, the most common of which is pyridoxine. It serves various functions in the body.

Niacin: Also called vitamin B3, niacin in corn is not well absorbed. Cooking corn with lime can make it more available for absorption (2, 20).

Potassium: An essential nutrient that is important for blood pressure control and may improve heart health (21).  - info credit here.

And so you know, corn also contains a decent amount of proteins and antioxidants.

The next time you visit the isle in the grocery where there are cans of corn kernels, don't ever think twice of grabbing some.  One can can actually be shared by two or three people, depending on how  you're going to prepare it with.

Speaking of preparation, my thoughts on the limitless possibilities started with the following:

Quesadilla with Mexican Corn Salad with Eggplant Caponata

Procedure:  Toast the tortilla over a medium heated pan. Place on plate and top with the salad and Caponata and fold halfway.

Mexican Corn Salad in a Jar

Procedure:  Combine the sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes and coriander in a large bowl. Add lettuce and red cabbage to make it more hearty. Make the dressing by whisking the lime juice into the olive oil and add the honey. Season to taste and pour over the corn salad. Toss to coat everything before serving.

You want more recipes?

Just holer up or comment below, let me know also what you think about these dishes, hoping you could try them at home too.  Promise, you're family will love you even more and no more hangry episodes.

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  1. salamat po dito . nagkaron ako ng idea ❤

  2. Wow sis di ko alam na marami palang health benefits and mais salamat sa pagshare.


  3. Ig:Misspegasus28

    Salamat po sa pagshare ng recipe ngayon may bago na naman po kaming alam na menu.

  4. Ig username: Misspegasus28

    Favorite namin ng family ko yung Jolly sis sa maisconyelo😊


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