Photos and Fun Facts About Corn

There are as many facts as there are photos of corn! On your next road trip, share your new found knowledge of corn if you should happen to pass a corn field. Here are some fun facts about corn:

  • Corn comes in all types of colors. Most people think corn is just-yellow. Did you know there is blue corn?
  • This very¬†favorable¬†vegetable makes everything from desserts to home remedies.
  • The Chinese use corn in tea.
  • The silk found on corn before it is peeled is actually used for home remedies like skin inflammation and PMS.
  • An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.
  • Bacon, eggs, milk and milk are produced with U.S. corn.
  • Corn is used to produce fuel alcohol. Fuel alcohol makes gasoline burn cleaner, reducing air pollution, and it doesn’t pollute the water.
  • Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota account for over 50 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. Other major corn growing states are Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky.
  • Corn is a major component in many food items like cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks.


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    I really like your perspective on this, more people should read this.

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