Generally, corn we eat is yellow, there is also a yellowish orange. But today there are other colors for corn, which is black. Corn is colored purple-black little black is usually called corn. It does not seem to change like corn in general, but it is a different color and nutritional content of more than corn in general.
In 2012, this new corn grown and developed in Peru and Chile. Many countries including China and South Korea also held research about the benefits of black corn is for human health. Hallym University in South Korea found that there are cells and molecules active anthocyanin in black corn. Purple-black color on ears of corn caused by the content of anthocyanins (a flavonoid) which is actually a good anti-diabetic agent. Substance anthocyanins in the corn is also very helpful for preventing colon cancer for those who suffered.
Not only to the extent of anthocyanin, black corn also contains fat, fiber, amino acids, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, potassium, folic acid and niacin. Black corn is expressed as the product development for future meals that are beneficial to human health.
In Peru, usually corn is processed into foods like pudding. The researchers claim that this corn can cure type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Type 2 diabetes is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, but if you try this black corn consumption on a regular basis, it can help balance blood sugar in the body. In addition to preventing colon cancer, other benefits of this black corn is as a weight loss for those affected by obesity and imakanan suitable for diet.
Type 2 diabetes is a type of diabetes can be prevented through by reducing the weight of bodies, so as to make insulin work well and smoothly, so that the sugar content in the blood is not excessive.
In the study, people who consumed corn this black body weight did not increase. This plant could be a new drug for diabetes, scientists must help its development.
In China, nutritionists showed that the nutrients contained in the food can be classified by color. Call it black, green, red, yellow, and white. Scientific tests have shown that black tonic food (corn color black) can prevent cancer and anti-aging.
Rising standard of living humans can increase demand for coarse grains such as corn, especially corn black in the future. Currently, some countries are still in the development stage for corn breeding black and hopefully this can be accomplished.