Corn contains most B vitamins, especially niacin, and adds helpful fiber to the diet. A primary staple in the American diet, corn is typically heavily treated. Locally grown fresh corn tends to be treated less, so sweet corn on the cob is likely safer than corn byproducts, which may have more contamination. However, corn is still heavily treated with the herbicide atrazine and it is also typically sprayed after harvesting.
Adapted from The Staying Healthy Shopper's Guide: Feed Your Family Safely.
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