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To wonder what the point in eating sweetcorn is?

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cowbiscuits Fri 04-Apr-14 11:00:32

When it just comes out exactly the same as it just went in?

Do our bodies actually derive any nutritional benefit from it?

DS loves the stuff.

CoffeeTea103 Fri 04-Apr-14 11:01:53

Yabu it's delicioussmile

I know....I chew mine too so how come it looks the same, lol.

I dunno, probably no nutritional value as my DS loves it too (only Green Giant though, he rejected the Aldi one) and he only seems to like stuff thats crap, lol.

Lilaclily Fri 04-Apr-14 11:02:52

Same with linseed

It's fibre to help everything else move through

samandi Fri 04-Apr-14 11:02:54

It's delicious! And yes you do derive some nutritional benefit from it, it's a good dietary fibre :-)

Branleuse Fri 04-Apr-14 11:02:58

roughage. vitamins, energy

TruffleOil Fri 04-Apr-14 11:04:27

Well, it's starchy and not a super-food. So I tend not to serve a lot of it. My kids love it too. It has a lot of vitamin C, and fiber. But it can't compare to a green vegetable.

Imnotmadeofeyes Fri 04-Apr-14 11:05:13

I read it's only the skin that isn't digestible so what you think is a compete kernel is actually a corn skin filled with, well, shit. Mmmmmm.

TruffleOil Fri 04-Apr-14 11:05:31

^God that sounded twatty. I don't serve only super-foods (!), but I try serve healthier vegetables.

Filimou Fri 04-Apr-14 11:06:24

I'd heard that too imnot

Littlegreyauditor Fri 04-Apr-14 11:06:30

It helps keep your digestive system working correctly. High amounts of roughage help prevent diverticulitis, colon cancer etc.

Also, it's yummy.

BumPotato Fri 04-Apr-14 11:07:48

It's nice to know what the little ones have been having at nursery/school grin

I could happily eat it straight from the tin with a spoon, yum.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Fri 04-Apr-14 11:08:18

I'm very fond of sweetcorn... have never seen it 'coming out looking the same as it went in'... possibly because I don't look but I also chew my food, even little stuff. confused

Imnotmadeofeyes Fri 04-Apr-14 11:10:50

Wonder if anyone is willing to check in the interest science filimou grin

Nottalotta Fri 04-Apr-14 11:12:39

Glad you clarified that truffle!!! Was just wondering who on earth serves only superfoods.

I love sweetcorn. Can't tell the difference between aldi and green giant. Sometimes its visible in poop, others not....

TruffleOil Fri 04-Apr-14 11:18:51

Yes, bear in mind I just sent the kiddos off to football with monster munch.

Point being, I try to pick super-healthy vegetables and fruits because the food I serve tends to be less than perfect - I make a lot of curries, red meat, probably fatty. I love to cook naughty food.

smokeandglitter Fri 04-Apr-14 11:19:53

Blend it with a bit of light Marge (or low fat philly) and cooked red pepper. Mmmmm. Lots of point in that. It's been a hit at dinner parties.

Enb76 Fri 04-Apr-14 11:20:27

tinned sweetcorn is the food of the devil - corn on the cob is a different story and is the food of the angels.

SarahThane Fri 04-Apr-14 11:21:17

But that's why it's fun, like with beetroot.

CoteDAzur Fri 04-Apr-14 11:23:12

" it's starchy and not a super-food"

This kind of vocabulary is on everyone's lips now, as if it means something.

Everyone, please read Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

cleofatra Fri 04-Apr-14 11:24:19

I eat corn all the time and have never passed indigestion parts of it. I wonder about some people's digestive systems !

cleofatra Fri 04-Apr-14 11:24:48

Un digested .... Grr auto correct

TheAwfulDaughter Fri 04-Apr-14 11:26:00

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mrsjay Fri 04-Apr-14 11:26:33

no point i hate sweet corn i used to eat corn on the cob just because but realised it is rank

HarderThanYouThink Fri 04-Apr-14 11:27:22

Sweet corn is bloody tasty. But yes ive changed a few sweet corn nappies <boak>

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