Benifits Of Eating Popcorn

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Corn is a decent source of protein.

Depending on the corn variety, the protein content ranges from 10-15%  .

The most abundant proteins in corn are known as zeins, accounting for 44-79% of the total protein content  .

Overall, the protein quality of zeins is poor because they are lacking in some essential amino acids, mainly lysine and tryptophan  .

Aside from their role in nutrition, zeins are quite unique and have been used in the production of adhesives, inks, and coatings for pills, candy, and nuts .


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