Eaten on the cob or off, snacked on popped or consumed in syrup form, corn is everywhere—seriously. According to the U.S. Grains Council, in 2016 and 2017, the United States grew more than 14.6 billion bushels of corn. That’s about 385 million metric tons. For anyone who’s agriculturally clueless (guilty), that translates to…a lot.
But for as omnipresent as it is, corn sometimes gets a bad rap for being unhealthy, as far as vegetables go. That’s why we set out to examine whether or not munching on an ear here and there is negatively affecting our health. Read on to find out whether these kernels are doing more harm than good.