Corn

Corn is a type of cereal grass that is grown and harvested for its seed for use in everything from salad dressing to corn bread to livestock feed. It is the most popular cereal grass grown in North America, and one that grows very well in hot and relatively humid environments. Ask and answer questions about corn here.

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Food & Cooking

Is baby corn a special species of corn?

Baby corn is actually just immature regular corn, meaning it can come from most any type of corn. Sorry to disappoint.

To grow baby corn, you just plant sweet corn and then harvest the ears within three days of the silks emerging. Some farmers even harvest some baby corn and some full-grown corn from the same stalk.

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Rice
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What are the difference between rice and corn?

Rice is more paler and thinner, the seeds looking more oval (or oblong) in shape than corn. Corn kernels tend to be more yellow, and more squatter, with a parallelogram-look to them, if the kernel is flipped upside down, with the bottom part more curved and smoother. The plants themselves are different: corn is much taller, with wider leaves, and the cobs are located right on the side of the stems. Rice, on the other hand, has much narrower leaves, and the seeds are grown from the top of the plant, and have a pattern to them called a Raceme, where the seed head is kind of lacy, not cramped altogether like corn is.

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Is ear of corn a living or nonliving?

It is a living thing because the embryos of those kernels on that ear of corn, even though they have reached senescence when harvested, are still able to grow (or germinate) when planted in the soil to make new corn plants.

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Travel & Places
Agriculture
Corn

Where is the world's largest corn silo located?

A "silo" is normally used for the storage of fodder such as corn silage or haylage. However, if you meant the largest grain bin, the largest one I know of is in Arthur, Iowa, USA. It has a diameter of 135 feet, a peak height of 131 feet, and holds over 1.2 million bushels of grain corn. See the related link below.

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Prenatal Dietary Concerns
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Can pregnant women eat sweet corn?

Unless the doctor said no corn, pregnant women can eat sweet corn. If she is retaining water (very swollen feet and hands) or having high blood pressure, she might have to eat it without salt.

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What country grows the most corn in the world?

USA

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Farm Crops
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How many bushel of ear corn make up a bushel of shelled corn?

It varies due to ear size, length, weight, and type of corn, but a decent average is about 1.6 bushels ear corn to make one bushel of shelled.

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Economics
Commodities
Corn

Corn price is elastic or inelastic?

Corn, like many food items is (relatively) inelastic. Many people will continue to buy it regardless of price, as they need it for sustenance.

Actually, corn pricing is quite elastic, since the demand for corn encompasses at least five major purposes: human foodstuffs (excluding sweetners), food sweeteners, animal fodder, biofuels, and plastics-substitutes.

Corn, while a core staple of many diets, is quite replaceable by other grains, and thus, demand for corn for human consumption can often be satisfied by wheat or barley or rice instead.

Corn pricing has thus historically been quite elastic, with demand changing quickly depending on other substitute's pricing and new uses for corn. The elasticity of corn pricing is shown by the large change in demand when prices change in each of its primary markets: foodstuff corn demand is offset by foodstuff grain demand as corn prices increase; sweetener corn demand is offset by sugar demand; animal fodder demand is offset by hay, grains and synthetics; biofuel corn is replaced by grain or non-organics; and petrochemical platistics replace corn plastics.

In each of these cases, there is a ready source of alternative, which is at least reasonably comparable in pricing; thus, changes in corn's pricing directly effect the demand for corn, as people either chose the alternative more (when corn's price goes up), or chose corn over the alternative (as corn's price decreases).

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What does a weasel and corn plus a balloon have in common?

They all pop. Pop goes the weasel, pop corn, and pop a balloon

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How do you make sweet grits?

All you need to do is add sugar or honey or a sugar substitute to your grits.

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Farm Crops
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How To

How to measure the moisture content of corn?

Easiest and quickest way: purchase a moisture-testing meter and follow the instructions.

Less expensive way, but takes longer: weigh a sample as accurately as possible, then heat at a temperature high enough to drive out the moisture, but not so high as to start to oxidize or burn the corn. Weigh the sample again, then put the numbers into the formula below:

Grain moisture content (in % pts.) = ((Beginning weight of sample minus ending weight) divided by beginning weight) times 100

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Wheat
Corn

Does corn have wheat in it?

No. Corn is Corn and Wheat is Wheat. Two different plants.

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Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets
Chips
Corn

How many carbs are in corn chips?

read the nutrition list on the back

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Donkeys and Mules
Corn

Can donkeys eat corn?

Yes, donkeys eat corn, however, their digestive systems are not able to fully digest the corn's nutrients and can cause colic. It is best to refrain from feeding Donkeys corn.

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Farm Crops
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What is the phylum of corn?

The term "phylum" is rarely used by botanists, people who study plants. They usually refer to "divisions". Anthophytais the division, or phylum, of corn. Anthophytes are flowering, fruiting plants which have a vascular system with vessels.

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Recipes
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What is the recipe for corn puffs?

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 8 oz bag yellow corn puffs

Method

Place corn puffs in roasting pan (or you can use two 9 x 13 x 2 pans). Place the first three ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan, cook on medium heat until it starts to boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add baking soda, mixture will foam. Pour mixture over corn puffs and stir until coated. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and pour onto waxed paper. Break apart immediately.

Number of Servings: 10-12

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How much does it cost to produce corn?

It can vary WIDELY, depending on a great many circumstances, but in the US it typically costs from $2.50 per bushel harvested to as much as $5.00.

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Skin Care
Skin Disorders
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How To

How to remove scars from corns?

Apply silicone gels to the scar. Corn scars can be thick, causing inflammation and pain. Using a silicone gel, which is available through your dermatologist, can remodel scars and ease the pain. Apply the mediation as directed by your physician.

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Why does corn turn red when boiled?

it gets hot

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Why do some farmers remove tassels from corn?

Since tassels are the male flower of the corn plant (silk is the female part), detasseling is done to control how the corn pollinates itself before the kernels on the ear develop. When the pollen from a tassel touches the silk, a corn kernel develops, which is why detaselling is a good method of controlling how ears grow.

Typically, farmers will grow two different types of corn in one field, but only detassel one kind, leaving the other to pollinate all. The detasseled corn will then be a cross-breed (it cannot self-pollinate), which allows for custom-designed ears or produces a higher yield.

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Health
Food Science
Corn

What percent of corn is sugar?

Typically, "sweet" corn is roughly 9-14% glucose and other sugars. The highest concentrations of sugars in corn is in the "supersweet" hybrid that tops out around 44% concentrations of sugars.

Field corn usually has less than 1% sugar.

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How many farmers grow corn?

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Is corn a starch or a vegetable?

Many people think corn is a vegetable because they don't know any better.

Corn is a starch, It is made from a grass. It is a grain.

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Farm Crops
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How much corn can be grown per acre?

Since the question asks how much corn CAN be grown, it implies what the limitations to production might be. While not every field or farm can achieve this kind of production, the world record for non-irrigated corn production is 442 bushels per acre. As always, this record will probably be broken again as seed companies and farmers continue to improve genetics and production practices.

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Cornflour and Cornstarch

What are cornstarch bags made of?

corn starch bags are made out of corn

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