Produce of the Month for March

Posted February 2023
Avocado wedges, grilled corn, Caesar dressing & chilli on Corn Thins slices

Sweetcorn is a perfect addition to so many meals and is the produce of the month for March. This delicious vegetable is packed full of health benefits. This includes the antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin. These support the health of your eyes and may help to reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration.

Corn is a good source of fiber which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer and helps you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Fiber also helps to keep your blood sugar levels lower after a meal.

Sweet corn is also a good source of B vitamins which are needed for your body to make energy from the food you eat. Sweet corn also contains a decent amount of protein for a vegetable. With one cup of sweet corn containing around 4.3g of protein.

Sweet corn is also a source of other vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and copper. For a winning snack I recommend adding sweet corn and tuna with low fat mayonnaise on Corn Thins slices. 

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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