30 Fascinating Corn Facts and Figures

We are consuming corn for thousands of years now. They are full of nutrition and antioxidants. We eat organic in many ways like eating kernels after roasting, starch, like flour, syrup, and cooked is common. According to statistics, it is the second most cultivated grain in the world. There are many different types of the crop.

Corn is one of the most popular food grain in the world. We are growing them for thousands of years. There are many cool and amazing facts about corn. We have gathered some of the most interesting facts about them.

Corn is one of the oldest domesticated grains. This crop was domesticated over 10,000 years ago by indigenous peoples in Mexico.

109 billion metric tons of corns are produced in 2018-2019.

The corn is the most cultivated food grain in the world. A total of 1.15 billion tones of corn were grown in 2018.

The US is the biggest producer of corn followed. They produce 31% of all corn.

Corn is now a lot different than it's earlier versions. Research suggests that the earlier plants of maize were as small as 25-millimetre-long in size.

Whole corn is considered a vegetable, and kernels are considered grains.

The domesticated variant of teosinte is corn.

Mayan had a god of maize named Hun-Nal-Ye. Aztecs had both god and goddess dedicated to maize. The god was called Centeōtl while the goddess was called Chicomecōātl.

We are eating corn from prehistoric times. Prehistoric people used tools like Metate to process maize.

A corn always has an even number of rows.

On average there are 800 kernels in every corn.

Corn is cultivated in all continents except Antarctica.

Corn is an ingredient in as many as 4000 grocery items like shampoo, plastics, fireworks, crayons, and detergent.

Sweet corns have the largest kernels.

The word maize is derived from the Arawak language and it means the mother or the life-giver.

Corn is an environmentally important crop. Per acres of corn cultivation can supply oxygen enough for 131 people and eliminates 8 tons of carbon dioxide in one season.

Europeans brought many things to the Americas. But corn was brought to Europe as a new word crop.

Many processed foods like potato chips, cooking oil, chewing gum, and mayonnaise contain corn.

There are six major types of corn. Those are sweet corn, dent corn, pod corn, flour corn, flint corn, and popcorn.

The most used variety of corn to make popcorn or popped corn is Everta. Everta is a special kind of flint corn.

Scientists have found traces of popcorns from 3000 bc.

Since the 1930s, popcorn is a popular snack in movie theatres.

Popcorn is high in fiber and antioxidants.

Only a little over 12% of all produced corn is eaten directly. Most corn goes to many industries as raw materials to be used in different products.

Pod corns have a unique appearance than other corn varieties. A mutation is the cause of this appearance.

Bushel is the unit of measuring corns. One bushel of corn is equal to 56 pounds or 25.40 kg.

Corns can be of many colors like blueish-gray, orange, brown, purple.

The tallest corn plant ever recorded is 35 feet 3 inches tall. Jason Karl of Allegany grew the plant.

One corn bushel can sweeten 400 cans of soda pop.

Corn is used to making biofuels like ethanol. 40% of all ethanol in the USA is made from corn.

Corn is a commodity, and you can invest in it.

Corn is a healthy nutritious grain. It's also used in many industrial products. Corn also has positive effects on the environment. This is all we have on corn today.