It might sound corny but take a moment and recall all the facts and information you know about corn. Do you know that corn is the biggest and most critical product in the United States? And corn is used in batteries? Some of these corn facts may amaze you.
Corn, which also known as maize in many countries was 1st cultivated in Southern Mexico and Central America about years ago. It was the Native Americans who taught to European, how to develop and get ready corn, including popcorn, which they had as a breakfast grain with drain and maple syrup.
Here, find other corn facts:
- The word corn is derived from Spanish word “maiz”.
- The Corn is an English word which is used to describe grain of any type.
- Corn is not a vegetable but a grain. The corn we eat is a sweet corn. It is sweeter than the initial corn varieties.
- The corn which is a part of grass family is a cereal crop.
- On average an ear of corn has 800 bits in 16 columns.
- One bushel of corn contains around 72,800 kernels and weighs 56 pounds.
- On each cob, corn has even number of rows.
- Corn is carbohydrates rich food. It also contains a lot of fibers, vitamins, proteins and minerals and vitamin C. The calories in corn are greater than in vegetables.
- Corn is produced in almost every country except Antarctica.
- It has over than 3500 different uses.
- Corn is being eaten by cob also.
- Apart from the uses of raw corn, processed corn is a vital ingredients of many corn products such as cereals, peanut butter, potato chips, soups, marshmallows, ice cream, baby food, cooking oil, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressing, and chewing gum.
- Corn sweeteners are used in cold drinks and juices like Pepsi and coca cola.
- A single bushel of corn can sweeten almost 400 cans of soft drink.
For livestock and poultry corn is used as a fodder.
- Corn is a component of domestic food for pet.
- The corn is a rich source of starch. This corn is used to make plastic, fabric, adhesives and a variety of other other chemical products.
- 40% of corn is used in ethanol production.
- Only 14% of corn grown in the United States is irrigated.
- Before WWII, most corn was harvested by hand.
- Corn is produced in various colors such as bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white and the most common yellow.
- You don’t see wild growing corn because now corn is a domestic crop.
- As of 2012, the United States produces 40% of the world total harvest making it the greatest maize maker on the planet.