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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:42 pm

Corn totally confuses me!
Before you go and think I'm totally mad, let me explain! I had a corn craving today, and I knew that corn was pretty high in kJ but I've felt disgustingly sick all day so knew I could afford to have some.
Anywhoo, I weighed my half piece of corn on the cob, 158g. I couldn't find any info for corn on the cob on the Calorie King database so I just used the values for the KFC Corn Cobettes.
My little piece of corn cost me 779kJ!!!!!

However, corn kernels in a CAN is only 537kJ for 158g. What the?!?! Surely, if anything, canned corn would be MORE than corn on the cob because of the weight of the actual cob the corn is on!?

How can one small piece of corn on the cob be so high in kJ?! It's a vegetable, for Gods sakes!!!

I'm so confused :( Can anyone shed some light!?

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Postby matchbox » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:00 pm

it can't be that bad!! maybe KFC all loads of butter or other stuff to theirs? if you go by a small corn on the cob by Nando's, then its only 28kJ. I guess it just depends how much butter/salt to it. it can't possibly be that bad :)
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:37 pm

Hehe nah Nando's nutritional info is wrong! I WISH a cobette was 28kJ :P :P

Someone on the CK Forums found the right listing for corn on the cob for me - 360kJ p/100g... Still high, but more in line with Potato, which I guess makes sense seeing as they're both starchy veges???
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:41 pm

i know with low carb programmes like tony ferguson you arent allowed to have corn because of the high carb content
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Postby Mandie » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:53 pm

I used "thecaloriecounter.com" and it gave me one ear of corn approx 155cal, but that is with butter...
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Postby milkyway » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:21 pm

Yummm - corn of the cob *drool*
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:11 pm

hmmm I dont know sorry :shock: I think I read somewhere that canned corn is higher in salt than regular corn? LOL thats as far as my corn knowledge goes though! :D hehe
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