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Facts for Corn

    On average, one ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.  For each kernel, there is one piece of silk.

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  • It is believed that people living in Central Mexico were the first of grow corn, and the Native Americans gave Christopher Columbus corn to bring back to Spain. Corn then spread quickly throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

  • Yellow varieties of sweet corn supply the antioxidant lutein, a carotene, which may contribute to good eye health. 

    Source: Environmental Nutrition, August 2002

  • Cooking sweet corn for 10 minutes increases the amount of antioxidants that can be absorbed and used by the human body. Cooked sweet corn is a good dietary source of the antioxidant ferulic acid, which may help prevent cancer.

    Source: Cornell University

  • Sweet corn provides thiamin, niacin and magnesium. 

    Source: Environmental Nutrition, August 2002

  • Sweet corn is a good source of folate, which may prevent birth defects and heart disease.

    Source: Environmental Nutrition, August 2002

  • One medium ear of cooked sweet corn provides about 110 calories and 2.9 grams of dietary fiber. 

    Source: USDA Nutrient Database

  • There are more than two hundred varieties of corn. All are good sources of vitamin C.