corn Infographic courtesy of Column Five

What do you know about corn?

Corn has many health benefits: it’s high in vitamins A, B and E; is rich in minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron; gives an immune system boost; prevents anemia; and works to combat disease-inducing free radicals. That being said, the vegetable also has a dark side, and is a leading cause of obesity in America. Sadly, less than 1% of the 90 million acres produced each year actually goes toward edible sweet corn…

Check out the above infographic featuring startling facts on corn, and learn how you can help create a better food system for Americans.

Featured image courtesy of taweesak thiprod via Shutterstock.

Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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