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Interesting Corn Facts You Did Not Know

Submitted by Kim Allison
Posted on 22 Feb, 2016

Interesting Corn Facts You Did Not Know

It may sound corny, but how much do you really know about corn. Did you know that corn is the largest and most important crop in the United States, or that corn is used in batteries. Some of these facts may surprise you. Check out these kernels of corn knowledge.

On average an ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows.
An ear of corn always has even number rows. Every row of corn on a corncob has the same number of kernels.
You can find corn in more than 3,000 products on your grocery shelves, including cereal, peanut butter and soft drinks.
Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.
More than 50 percent of the corn grown in the United States becomes food for livestock.
There is one strand of silk for each kernel on a cob.
Outside North America, Australia, and New Zealand, corn is called maize by most countries.
Maize is an Indian word meaning “sacred mother,” or “giver of life.”

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