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Nutritional Values of Pap (Akamu) and its Health Benefits to Child and Adult

It is one of the world’s most popular cereal grains. It’s the seed of a plant in the grass family, native to Central America but grown in countless varieties worldwide.

Nutrition facts

Here are the nutrition facts for 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of boiled yellow corn

Calories: 96

Water: 73%

Protein: 3.4 grams

Carbs: 21 grams

Sugar: 4.5 grams

Fiber: 2.4 grams

Fat: 1.5 grams

Corn contains a number of bioactive plant compounds, some of which may boost your health.

In fact, corn boasts higher amounts of antioxidants than many other common cereal grains.

Pap when made from corn or maize, it contains nutrients such as carbohydrate, potassium, magnessium, different vitamins such as vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) etc. Pap does the following to your health:

1. It helps people with high blood pressure

2. helps nursing mothers to produce more milk and also increase the flow of breast milk which the new infant needs to feed on.

3. Pap helps to replace lost body fluid especially when you are dehydrated or when you have suffered from diahorrea.

4. Because of its high content of carbohydrate, Pap can be said to be a good source of energy

5. Pap helps for the passage of waste in the body. This is done when you pass out urine.

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