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Differences between white corn and yellow corn, that only arepa lovers know

Updated: Aug 20



White corn vs yellow corn

It is possible that those who have tried Arepas at some point in their lives have found themselves with two delicious classes, white corn and yellow corn. This fact may have caught your attention, but you may not know what the difference is. So, if you are looking for an answer for this, be prepared because we will tell you some information that will surely surprise you.


To begin we must tell you that this plant was originally planted by the indigenous Mexicans and is currently one of the most abundant cereals in the world thanks to its nutritional contributions to the body, because it is rich in vitamins and minerals that benefit the development of the central nervous system and promote metabolism.


As for gastronomy, it offers a wide variety of uses for your preparations, since there are multiple types of corn that according to their properties and the way you cook it, it adds different flavors and textures to your recipes.


Now that you know a little more about this food, you are prepared to know the main differences between white corn and yellow corn.




White corn is quite popular in Central America and Africa, while Yellow corn is better known in Latin American countries.


The white color is due to the lack of pigments. While Yellow, although it comes from white corn, contains pigments known as carotenoids.


Regarding the nutritional contribution, the content of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals is similar. The difference between these types of corn lies in three aspects, content of carotenoids and lutein pigments that give the yellow color to corn, which are antioxidants and precursors of vitamin A, in the fiber content that is higher in Yellow corn and the caloric content which is slightly lower in this type of corn.


If you are interested in combating constipation, preventing cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, you should include this food in your recipes because its high fiber content contributes to the care of your health.


Last, but not least, is the tastiest part of corn: its preparations. The White corn it is commonly found in foods such as humitas and fried chips, while Yellow corn is more present in products such as cake and empanadas. However, everything depends on you, since you can make your favorite recipes with the type of corn that you like the most and the result will always be just as rich.


Now you know the main differences between these two types of corn, so the next time you make your preparations you will be aware of their characteristics and you will enjoy their flavor even more. In our online store we have different brands that you could try: www.latiendacolombiana.co.nz/flour


Thanks for reading! :D



Special thanks to Harinera del Valle for this post. More info of DoñArepa, here: www.donarepa.cl


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