LIVING IN THE MIDWEST, WE ARE SURROUNDED BY CORN. IT IS THE VEGETABLE OF THE MASSES AND HAS SO MANY UNIQUE USES AND PROPERTIES. LET’S DIVE INTO A LITTLE MORE ABOUT OUR BELOVED CORN.
Corn can be grown on every continent in the world except Antarctica. Only 1% of the corn grown in the United States is Sweet Corn. The remaining 99% is Field Corn. Field Corn is used to feed animals while sweet corn is what you eat right off the cob in the summertime.
How Much Corn is There?
One ear of corn has about 800 individual kernels and 16 rows. The amount of space needed to plant one acre of corn is about the size of a football field.
Corn is a fiber-rich vegetable which means it is great for your tummy. Our guts love fiber. Corn works as a prebiotic that helps the good bacteria in our bodies do their jobs better!
Corn Has Many Colors
Did you know that you can have purple, blue, yellow and white corn? Each of these varieties of corn has specific powers. But the darkest colored corn has phytonutrients which carry extra nutrients to your body.