Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fun Corn Facts

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Corn is one of the popular vegetables eaten today. What would a good movie at a theatre be without popcorn? Here are a few fun facts about corn.

There are, on average, 600 - 800 kernels of corn on each ear, arranged in 16 rows. That can vary depending on the type of corn; but, one thing is always the same, there is always an even number of rows on an ear of corn.

For each kernel, there is a strand of silk. When choosing corn, chose ears with a substantial amount of silk. This helps to find the ears with the kernels developed along the entire length of the cob.

A bushel of corn contains around 30,000 kernels of corn. (Who counted this?)

You'll eat (and drink) the equivalent of more than 3 pounds of corn each day. Cut out high-fructose corn syrup; and, reduce this amount drastically.

Corn is a great source of Vitamin C.

One large ear of corn (no butter or salt) has about 120 calories.

Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica; however, with global warming that could change at any time.

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