Cornsalad, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Corn is called maize by most countries, this comes from the Spanish word ‘maiz’.
  2. Corn is a cereal crop that is part of the grass family.
  3. An ear or cob of corn is actually part of the flower and an individual kernel is a seed.
  4. On average an ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows.
  5. Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob.
  6. A bushel is a unit of measure for volumes of dry commodities such as shelled corn kernels. 1 Bushel of corn is equal to 8 gallons.
  7. With the exception of Antarctica, corn is produced on every continent in the world.
  8. There are over 3,500 different uses for corn products.
  9. As well as being eaten by the cob, corn is also processed and used as a major component in many food items like cereals, peanut butter, potato chips, soups, marshmallows, ice cream, baby food, cooking oil, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressing, and chewing gum.
  10. Juices and soft drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain corn sweeteners. A bushel of corn can sweeten 400 cans of soft drink.

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