- Dec 18, 2017 -
Baby corn is a low-calorie vegetable with 25 calories per 1/2-cup serving. By comparison, a 1/2-cup serving of regular corn kernels, which is considered a starchy vegetable, has 80 calories. The baby corn has a similar calorie content to other non-starchy vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and green beans. As a low-calorie food, baby corn can fill you up without costing you too many calories, making it a good choice for those trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight.
Just like the calories, baby corn also has a lower carb count than regular corn, but is still a good source of fiber. A 1/2-cup serving of baby corn contains just 4 grams of carbs, versus 15 grams in 1/2-cup of regular corn kernels, and 2 grams of fiber. Getting more fiber in your diet offers a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Fiber in foods such as baby corn also help keep you feeling full and have been associated with lower body weights.
A 1/2-cup serving of baby corn contains 2 grams of protein and 0 grams of fat. Both protein and fat are essential nutrients, but if you eat a variety of foods you should be able to more than adequately meet your needs. It is recommended that you get 10 to 35 percent of your calories from protein and 20 to 35 percent of your calories from fat. Protein is needed to make new cells, and fat acts as a source of energy.