Corn has been a part of the diet of many civilizations for thousands of years. And there are plenty of reason for this: the starchy vegetable and cereal grain is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Nutritional values of corn couscous
Corn is high in carbs and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat. One cup of sweet yellow corn contains 177 calories, and also:
- Carbs: 41 grams
- Protein: 5.4 grams
- Fat: 2.1 grams
- Fiber: 4.6 grams
- Vitamin C: 17% of the daily value (DV)
- Vitamin B1: 24% of the DV
- Folate: 19% of the DV
- Magnesium: 11% of the DV
- Potassium: 10% of the DV
Most of the carbs in corn come from starch, which can quickly raise your blood sugar, depending on how much you eat. However, it’s also high in fiber that can help balance your blood sugar levels.
Due to its impressive nutrient profile, most people can benefit from eating whole corn as part of a balanced diet. It’s also a naturally gluten-free food, making it safe for those who need to avoid gluten in their diet.
Is corn couscous good for you?
With all these amazing qualities in mind, we set out to introduce a new variety to our popular couscous with Martino’s Al Naturale Corn Couscous. Combining the benefits of corn and couscous into one single product.
Choosing nutrient dense foods such as Martino’s Al Naturale Corn Couscous and preparing it with meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, or fish can provide the nutrients you need. When combined, these food groups can create a delicious and well-balanced meal plan. At each meal, try to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables, about a quarter gluten-free whole grains or starches, and about a quarter vegetable or animal protein.
Healthy and easy corn couscous recipes
To make it even easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet, we’re sharing some exciting recipes on our blog. These corn couscous idea are perfect when you want to try something new.
Couscous Heart with Corn
Valentine’s Day is not the only time in the year when you can serve heart-shaped foods. Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that make us feel happy and grateful.
Martino’s baked Couscous Heart with Corn brings the tastes and smells of Mediterranean cuisine to your kitchen. The smell of oregano, the sweet, sour and savory taste of fresh tomato sauce and that amazing feeling of the melting Scamorza cheese in your mouth will make this one of your favorite dishes. Not to mention that is so easy to make. This Mediterranean-inspired lunch, will leave everyone satisfied and full without compromising on healthy nutrients. Click here for the full recipe.
Vegetarian and Oriental Couscous
Asian cuisine is rich in tastes, smells and textures. And Martino’s vegetarian and oriental couscous recipe is a celebration of its vitality!
We love the way the spices complement the vegetables and how the Al Naturale corn couscous is highlighted by the soy sauce. This wonderful combination creates a healthy and balanced dish that is excellent for a light dinner or lunch. Click here for the full recipe.
And there is more!
These are just two of the recipes with corn couscous you can find on Martino’s blog. Staying true to our ethos for authenticate, organic eating, we want to continue bringing you new ways you can enjoy Martino’s products. So we’ll continue finding ways to help you enjoy Martino’s Couscous.