Maize in human nutrition.
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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English


  • Corn as food.,
  • Corn -- Nutrition.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-160).

SeriesFAO food and nutrition series ;, no. 25
ContributionsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
LC ClassificationsTX558.C57 M35 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1039081M
ISBN 109251030138
LC Control Number93235568

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human food and raw material for several industries. Morphological appearance of maize plant, seeds and corn silk are shown in figure 1. Distribution Maize is native of South America but extensively cultivated in various other countries as well like India, Thailand, . VITAMIN AND MINERAL REQUIREMENTS IN HUMAN NUTRITION iv Risk factors 22 Morbidity and mortality 23 Units of expression 24 Sources and supply patterns of vitamin A 27 Dietary sources 27 Dietary intake and patterns 27 World and regional supply and patterns 27 Indicators of vitamin A deficiency Part II presents studies on carbohydrate nutrition, including industry trends and nutritional issues for food uses of starch and human physiological responses to dietary fiber. Part III focuses on proteins, including studies on improving the nutritional quality of legume seed proteins and increasing the lysine content of maize.   Here are the nutrition facts for ounces ( grams) of boiled yellow corn ():Calories: 96 Water: 73% Protein: grams Carbs: 21 grams Sugar: .