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Corn on the Cob vs. Nixtamalization

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Corn on the Cob vs. Nixtamalization

e_bone | Jul 5, 2012 09:36 PM

Was fascinated to learn (or probably re-learn since I have forgotten much as I suffer through the brain decay of raising children) that the "Nixtamal" process (my term) not only make corn more easy to work and to digest but also increase the nutrients available. In fact vitamin deficiencies and disease spread in Europe as they had the corn but not the process.

So my question is- does fresh cooked corn on the cob remain nutritionally challenged or is it the drying process that creates the amino acid and protein bindings that make nixtamalization so critical?

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