The composition of corn porridge includes carbohydrates (mainly complex), proteins, amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, PP, B groups, dietary fiber, carotenoids (yellow and orange pigments), macro- and microelements such as: magnesium, potassium, iron , phosphorus, selenium, zinc and other minerals.
Maize (corn) porridge is a tasty and very useful food product. In Northern Italy, this porridge is considered a national dish and is called polenta. In Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, a variety of maize (corn) porridge is mamalyga, which is loved for its excellent taste and valuable beneficial properties.
Maize (Corn) porridge is prepared from cereals obtained by crushing corn kernels. Corn porridge is cooked for a long time, but unlike most vegetable products, even after prolonged heat treatment, it retains most of the beneficial properties of corn.
There are many ways to cook maize porridge, it can be milk, it can be cooked with pumpkin, berries, fruits, mushrooms, it goes well with vegetables and meat and can be a great side dish.
The composition of maize (corn) porridge:
Maize porridge is rich in substances useful for human health. The composition of corn porridge includes carbohydrates (mainly complex), proteins, amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, PP, B groups, dietary fiber, carotenoids (yellow and orange pigments), macro- and microelements such as: magnesium, potassium, iron , phosphorus, selenium, zinc and other minerals.
Calorie maize (corn) porridge:
The calorie content of corn porridge cooked on water without various additives is about 320 kcal per 100 grams of product. With the addition of milk, butter, sugar and other ingredients, the calorie content of porridge increases.
Useful properties of maize (corn) porridge:
Carotenoids, which are abundant in corn porridge, reduce the risk of cancer.
Corn porridge favorably affects the cardiovascular system.
This type of porridge is useful for people with diabetes, as it has a low GI (glycemic index).
Corn porridge has a beneficial effect on the digestive system, suppresses putrefactive processes in the intestines, and helps to cope with constipation.
It favors the elimination of toxins, toxins, and radionuclides from the body.
Corn porridge is a dietary product and is recommended for people who are struggling with extra pounds or who want to maintain their shape.
Experts advise including this product in the diet for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, as well as for older people.
Corn porridge is useful for pregnant and lactating women.
Regular consumption of corn porridge favorably affects the condition of the skin, nails, and hair, and helps to slow down the aging process.
Contraindications for corn porridge:
Corn porridge is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance, as well as during an exacerbation of diseases of the digestive system. Before using corn porridge, people with serious diseases of the internal organs should consult a doctor.