Homage to Corn

Nerdy Facts About Corn

This week I am paying homage to corn. The most common crop in the world! Duh! Corn is one of the world’s most popular cereal grains and grown and process in variety of ways. Composed mainly in carbs, fair amount of fiber and low quality of protein.

On the other hand, studies have suggested that dietary intake of antioxidants, most notably carotenoids like zeaxanthin and lutein, may boost eye health. 

This next one surprised me. I thought corn was the major factor but studies show otherwise. It doesn’t promote diverticular disease, which is a cause of bloating and flatullence, as previously thought. On the contrary, it seems to be protective.

I personally love the taste of corn, corn tortillas, corn chowder, grilled corn with butter and sugar. Fresh corn is the best!

Corn doesn’t seem to have a lot of sexiness or romance quality to it as some other vegetables. Let’s face it It’s like taking your cousin to the dance. But with all of its plainness, it has the components to transform into many applications. Fuel, textiles, food, oil, plastics, glue, packaging, penicillin, booze, bark, drywall and many other products. 

So next time you see corn give it some love. Acknowledge all its contribution in today’s society.

Viva biodiversity!

By Corina

Hello and welcome! I am Corina, once a designer now a Photographer specializing in food and product photography.