Corn displays a rather impressive nutritional profile, encompassing all the essential macronutrients - carbohydrates, fibers, fats and proteins, along with noteworthy levels of key micronutrients - vitamins and minerals. It has negligible levels of cholesterol and sodium and considerable quantities of vitamins C and E. Its semi-soft texture, roughly round shape and versatility make it ideal to be eaten as it is. It can also be processed and cooked in different ways to make light-weight fluffy popcorn, crunchy savoury snacks, flattened breakfast cereals, fine powdered corn flour or cornstarch.