Is corn a starch or vegetable?


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Corn is categorized as a starch or starchy vegetable due to its high starch content. One cup of uncooked corn contains 20.5 grams of starch, 28.2 grams of carbohydrates and 120 calories.

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Is corn a starch or vegetable?
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According to Georgia State University, starch is a type of carbohydrate that provides energy to the human body. Corn and other starchy vegetables also provide fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins A and C. Since starchy vegetables contain higher amounts of other carbohydrates that raise blood glucose, diabetics should limit their serving size of corn to 1/2 cup and include lean protein, non-starchy vegetables and fruit in each meal.

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