In winter in China, there are always many stalls selling delicious roasted corn on the streets. Freshly baked corn is tender, sweet and delicious, making it a favorite snack for many people. In addition to being a snack, corn is a very important food crop for most countries. It’s a familiar crop of our life. But do you really know anything about corn? This article will open your eyes and help you count somethings you don’t know about corn.
Corn has been planted around longer than you might think.
The home of corn is central and South America. According to archaeological discoveries, as early as more than 10,000 years ago, there was wild corn, and the history of Indians planting corn has been 3500 years. After extensive dissemination, it is now cultivated all over the world.
How many varieties of corn can you list?
There are many varieties of corn, according to the usage, there are forage varieties, vegetable varieties (including waxy corn, sweet corn, and baby corn), processing varieties (sweet corn, baby corn), burst grain varieties (popcorn special varieties) and so on. Our website has a professional sweet corn sheller machine. Welcome to have a look of it.
You have no idea how nutritious corn is.
Corn embryo is the endosperm of seeds and has high nutritional value, in every 100g, it contains more than 4.6g of fat, 8.2g of protein, 70.6g of carbohydrate, 1.3g of crude fiber, 17mg of calcium, 2.0mg of iron, 21mg of phosphorus, 2.4mg of niacin and 0.14mg of riboflavin. The vitamin content in corn is very high, 5-10 times that of rice, wheat, among all staple foods, corn has the highest nutritional value and health care function.
In fact, corn is full of treasure.
The water extract of corn whiskers can reduce the volume of calcium oxalate crystals in vivo. However, flavonoids extract from corn whisker can significantly reduce the degree of joint swelling with gout arthritis, and has anti-gout effect. Dietary fiber is the most important component of corn husk. Comminution of corn stalk into fields can greatly improve soil fertility. It also saves grain energy as animal feed. Our products have a special processing of corn straw machine, straw picking and baling machine, straw crusher and recycling machine, welcome to watch.
In China, “medicinal food” is very popular, corn has the potential to be medicinal food.
Corn contains rich calcium, can promote cell division, reduce serum cholesterol, and prevent its deposition in the vascular wall, therefore, corn has certain prevention and treatment effect to coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Central American Indians are less prone to high blood pressure because their staple food is corn.
Corn is good for your eyes.
The person who often uses eyes, should eat a few yellow maize more, alleviate macular degeneration, eyesight drops. Lutein and zeaxanthin are powerful antioxidants that absorb harmful light into the eye.
We actually eat less than 1% of the world’s corn.
By the end of 2013, only 15% of corn was used for all forms of human consumption, including corn syrup and whiskey. So where did the rest of the corn go? 40% is used to make ethanol and the other 45% is used to feed livestock.