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Facts about Corn

  • Corn is called maize by most countries, this comes from the Spanish word ‘maiz’.
  • It is a cereal crop that is part of the grass family.
  • An ear or cob of corn is actually part of the flower and an individual kernel is a seed.
  • On average an ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows.
  • Juices and soft drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain corn sweeteners. A bushel of corn can sweeten 400 cans of soft drink.
  • Corn is also used as feeding fodder for livestock and poultry and found in domestic pet food.
  • Corn is now a completely domesticated plant so you're unlikely to find it growing in the wild.
  • Corn can be produced in various colours including blackish, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white and the most common yellow.
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