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Maize or corn (Zea mays L.) is an important cereal crop of the world.

It is a source
of nutrition as well as phytochemical compounds. Phytochemicals play an
important role in preventing chronic diseases. It contains various major
phytochemicals such as carotenoids, phenolic compounds, and phytosterols. It is
believed to have potential anti-HIV activity due to the presence of Galanthus
nivalis agglutinin (GNA) lectin or GNA-maize. A tablespoon of maize oil satisfies the
requirements for essential fatty acids for a healthy child or adult. Decoction of
maize silk, roots, leaves, and cob are used for bladder problems, nausea, vomiting,
and stomach complaints. Zein an alcohol-soluble prolamine found in maize
endosperm has unique novel applications in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical
areas. Resistant starch (RS) from maize reduces the risk of cecal cancer,
atherosclerosis, and obesity-related complications. This review presents a detailed
view on the nutritional and potential health benefits of maize.
Maize or corn (Zea mays L.) is a vital crop of the world. It is a source of nourishment and also a
phytochemical compounds. Phytochemicals assume a vital job in averting chronic diseases. It contains
different major phytochemicals such as carotenoids, phenolic compounds, and phytosterols. It is
accepted to have potential anti-HIV activity due to the presence of Galacthus nivalis agglutinin (GNA). A
tablespoon of maize oil fulfills the requirements for fundamental unsaturated fats for a healthy child or
grown-up. Decoction of maize silk, roots, leaves and cob are used for bladder issues, nausea, vomiting
and stomach grumblings. Zein an alcohol-soluble prolamine found in maize endosperm has one of a kind
novel applications in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical zones. Resistant starch from maize lessens the
danger of cecal cancer, atherosclerosis, and obesity related difficulties. This survey displays a point by
point view on the nutritional and potential health benefits of maize
The phytochemical compounds from purple field corn (Zea mays L.)cob (PFCC), mainly grown in
Phitsanulok, Thailand, were extracted with acidified 80% methanol and the anthocyanins were isolated
from the extract through column chromatography with acidified absolute methanol. The PFCC extract
(PFCCE) showed total anthocyanins glucoside as 6022 mg/100 g by colorimetric method. Three kinds of
anthocyanins were detected by HPLC-DAD at 500 nm. The antimicrobial activity of the anthocyanins
from PFCC was then evaluated via macrobroth dilution method against Candida albicans ATCC 90028,
two clinical isolates of Fluconazole susceptible species (C. albicans and C. tropicalis) and three clinical
isolates of Fluconazole resistant species (C. glabrata, C. krusei, and C. parapsilosis). As a result, the
anthocyanins exhibited a potent inhibitory activity against all the tested species with the MIC in range of
0.625 – 2.5 mg/mL. Moreover, fungicidal activity of the anthocyanins was also observed against clinical
isolates of C. tropicalis and C. albicans with the MFC in range of 0.625 – 1.25 and 2.5 mg/mL, respectivel]

The phytochemical mixes from a purple field corn (Zea mays L.)cob (PFCC), principally grown in
Phitsanulok, Thailand were extracted with fermented 80% methanol and anthocyanins were disengaged
from the concentrate through column chromatography with femented absolute methanol. he PFCC
extract (PFCCE) indicated total anthocyanins glucoside as 6022 mg/100 g by colorimetric method. Three
kinds of anthocyanins from PFCC was then assessed by means of microbroth dilution method against
Candida albicans ATCC 90028, two clinical isolates of Fluconazole susceptible species (C. albicans and C.
tropicalis) and three clinical isolates of Fluconazole resistant species (C. glabrata, C. krusei, and C.
parapsilosis). This, the anthocyanins displayed a powerful inhibitory activity against all the tested species
with the MIC in scope of 0.625 – 2.5 mg/mL In addition, fungicidal activity of the anthocyanins was
additionally observed against clinical isolates of C. tropicalis and C. albicans with the MFC in range of
0.625 – 1.25 and 2.5 mg/mL, respectively.