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to think that sweetcorn is pointless?

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starkadder Sat 06-Jun-09 15:22:47

...should I even bother giving it to our 14 month old DS?

It comes out completely whole. You could just run it under the tap and stick it back in the tin.

IS there any point whatsoever??

MrsMcCluskey Sat 06-Jun-09 15:24:32


ThePhantomPlopper Sat 06-Jun-09 15:24:59

I think the goodness is still absorbed by the body though.

<shudder> at running it under the tap. grin.

McSnail Sat 06-Jun-09 15:25:23

I've wondered the same thing - I never use it now.

Thandeka Sat 06-Jun-09 15:27:48

YABVU it makes your poo look like it's studded with mini sunshines. That is TOTALLY the point of sweetcorn- to brighten up your toilet bowl.

ThePhantomPlopper Sat 06-Jun-09 15:28:50

LOL at mini sunshines.

LadyAga Sat 06-Jun-09 15:29:07

if it comes out as it went in then it obviously hasn't been digested so no nutritional benefit.

McSnail Sat 06-Jun-09 15:29:34

"YABVU it makes your poo look like it's studded with mini sunshines."

Ghaah. Ghaaah. And Ghaaaaaaaaaagh again.

Divvy Sat 06-Jun-09 15:29:40

Does that mean it has no calories either?

starkadder Sat 06-Jun-09 15:29:58

hahahahah mini sunshines, love it grin

But really - DOES the goodness still get absorbed by the body?? Does it? Because he LOVES the stuff so I do like giving it to him, but really....

Overmydeadbody Sat 06-Jun-09 15:30:06

Well, you could break it up a little before feeding it to your DS so he has at least some chance of absorbing all the nutrients inside.

I love cream of sweetcorn soup.

Divvy Sat 06-Jun-09 15:30:23

ps, it looks worse in dog shit! <sick>

Overmydeadbody Sat 06-Jun-09 15:33:19

It's only the outer skin that our body can't digest, if we chew it to break open the kernels we still get all the goodness out. If your baby isn't doing this then mash it up or even blend it and mix it with things like mashed potato or use it as a pasta sauce etc.

Sweetcorn is full of loads of beneficial nutrients.

ThePhantomPlopper Sat 06-Jun-09 15:34:13

The body digests the insides and leaves the shell as it is harder to digest. so you get the nutrients.

ThePhantomPlopper Sat 06-Jun-09 15:34:36

x posts.

cookielove Sat 06-Jun-09 15:36:35

and plus it taste really nice grin

starkadder Sat 06-Jun-09 15:43:37

thanks guys! A bit of confusion though -

PhantomPlopper - are you saying that even though it LOOKS untouched, the insides have actually been digested?

To be fair, I have not closely examined a piece that has been through the digestive system. Have any of you?? I am hoping one of you lovely ladies has done this so I don't have to...

I'd rather not mash it up if I don't have to, because the main reason he loves it so much is the fact that he can pick up little bits and pop them into his mouth.

Thandeka Sat 06-Jun-09 15:45:58

The insides defo get absorbed it is just the shell but that is so long as it has been chewed properly so the insides have squeezed out IYSWIM. Otherwise stomach acids have a harder time to get to the insides through the tiny opening in the sweetcorn.

princessmel Sat 06-Jun-09 15:47:15

I love sweetcorn.

ds loves corn on the cob aswell. Yum, will have some with our tea.

blueshoes Sat 06-Jun-09 16:15:41

The insides have been digested smile

Thandeka Sat 06-Jun-09 18:07:48

just had chicken salad with sweetcorn because of this thread.

pjmama Sat 06-Jun-09 18:19:49

My DC would totally agree with you. As far as they are concerned, sweetcorn (or 'popcorn' as they insist on calling it!) is totally poisonous and to be avoided at all costs. And coz its bright yellow, its damn near impossible to sneakily hide in anything either! Tricky stuff...

applepudding Sat 06-Jun-09 19:05:38

I think its the fact that it goes through whole that makes it good for you - fibre etc.

Othersideofthechannel Sat 06-Jun-09 19:08:19

I would keep on giving it so it stays familiar. Even if he is not chewing it properly now, he will be when he is older and he will get the benefit then.

Acinonyx Sat 06-Jun-09 19:17:13

I think the odd kernal gets digested. At least I hope so.

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