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Dietitian’s Top Pick: Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, No Salt Added



Corn is one of the most popular vegetables here in the United States.  But did you know that it is also considered a whole grain?  If it is eaten fresh, then it is considered a starchy vegetable. Or, it can be harvested when the seed dries, which makes it a grain that can then be ground into a flour or meal.  Fresh corn on the cob can be a sweet and delicious treat, but since we are in the colder months of the year, we can turn to canned corn. 

Today’s Dietitian’s Top Pick is Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, No Salt Added and has a NuVal score of 91!  Many people like to eat corn as a side dish.  How about trying corn as part of other dishes?  Check out the end of this post for a recipe for Southwest Egg Rolls, which include corn.  These egg rolls can be served up as appetizers or even have a few for your main dish!

Nutrition Facts for Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, No Salt Added:
Serving size: ½ cup
Per Serving:
Calories: 90
Total Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 10 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 18 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 6 g
Protein: 2 g
Niacin: 1.2 mg
Folate: 51 mcg



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