Corn originates from the area of modern Mexico, where it has been known for 7000 years, and has been brought to Europe in the 16th century by the Spanish. It is the 3rd most wide-spread, right after rice and wheat. Cornmeal or polenta is made the same way as corn flour, with the grinding of corn. A bit less know is white corn.
Its advantages and health benefits
Corn enriches us with quality proteins (the content of these is 8-11 percent), and complex carbs that slowly find their way to our blood. Therefore it does not suddenly raises our blood sugar level and we stay full for longer.
It is also a good source of fibers, vitamins of the B group, among which is also a lot of folic acid (B9). Of minerals it supplies us with calcium, phosphor and magnesium.
Corn is effective at excreting fluid from our body, which is why it is recommended with the urinary problems, rheum, problems with protein, even with heart problems and for lowering of blood pressure.