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Why does corn not digest?
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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Cellulose
We are not able to digest Cellulose which is the outer portion of corn.

In brief: Cellulose
We are not able to digest Cellulose which is the outer portion of corn.
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Ur not a termite
You do digest the inner portion of corn.
Much of the world thrives on it's nutrient quality. However, the outer coat of the corns nutrients is composed of cellulose, the main component of wood. Humans do not have the enzyme needed to digest cellulose, like a termite, so that material passes trough as would any wood shavings you consume.

In brief: Ur not a termite
You do digest the inner portion of corn.
Much of the world thrives on it's nutrient quality. However, the outer coat of the corns nutrients is composed of cellulose, the main component of wood. Humans do not have the enzyme needed to digest cellulose, like a termite, so that material passes trough as would any wood shavings you consume.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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