View Full Version : Corn; vegetable or nut/seed?
06-01-2006, 02:59 PM
How would one classify the immature corn cobs when food combining? Does it have more of the characteristics of a vegetable or of a nut/seed?
I just had about 5 cobs and am loving it! I could go out and buy 10 more.
06-01-2006, 03:06 PM
I have always consider it to be a seed, but I may be wrong.
What I do know is that it is primarily a food for birds and animals, not made perfectly for human digestion.
That aside, I enjoy corn and I found in my early months of raw that I did not digest it, but now I do. I can't explain that when I have had so called "experts" say you cannot digest corn, but I do.
Again it is one of those things, listen to your body. Corn does have nutrition and I feel if you want it (and it is ok with your body) have it and if you don't well then don't have it.
06-01-2006, 03:27 PM
There were a couple of discussions on this before and some said it was a vegetable, some said it was a grain and some said it was a seed. But I think that "technically" it is a grain/seed-type of thing but not quite the same as the wheat, barley, etc. grains but is USED as a veg....kinda like how buckwheat is USED as a grain, but is botanically a fruit/seed-type of thing! :p
06-01-2006, 04:06 PM
Botanically, corn is a seed. "Vegetable" is a culinary term. For food combining, I'd wager that it better fits in the vegetable category because your typical nuts and seeds are high in fat and protein (corn has little of either). Corn is primarily starch, with a wee bit of sugar, fiber, protein, and fat, and of course a bit of several vitamins.
06-01-2006, 04:52 PM
Thanks for all the info everyone!
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