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Your bacon and egg breakfast, the toothpaste you used this morning, the rug beneath your feet and many parts of the automobile you own have on thing in common: all contain corn.

Corn is one of the world’s most widely grown crops because it grows in a variety of climates. In the United States alone, more than 400,000 farms grow 10 billion of the world’s 23 billion bushels of corn. For many Americans, the appearance of corn on the cob is a harbinger of summer.

It is an astonishingly versatile cereal grain. It’s found in gypsum wallboard, alcohol, cosmetics, paper products, and paint and varnishes.

But perhaps its most important function is to provide nutrition to much of the globe’s 6 billion people. Allabout corn.com is dedicated to helping corn lovers everywhere create the most delicious dishes from this popular cereal grain. Corn recipes of types - salads, soups, bread, even puddings – can be found here. We make it simple, with easy to follow instructions and great videos that make even beginning chefs look good.

Want to know a little bit more about corn? Here are a few kernels about this popular grain:

  • In many parts of the world, corn is known as maize, derived from an indigenous American word. In the English-speaking world, maize is generally reserved for scientific and agricultural references.
  • The sweet corn found on so many dinner tables is actually just one type of corn. Grown by Native American tribes, sweet corn is harvested early, while still in the immature “milk” stage, and eaten as a vegetable instead of a grain.
  • Although corn is indigenous to the western hemisphere, its birthplace is not known for certain. Columbus found corn growing in Cuba, and the grain was eventually exported to Europe and spread throughout the world. Unlike today’s uniformly-sized plant seen in rural areas today, the appearance of corn grown in ancient times varies widely. Plants ranged in height from 2 feet to more than 20 feet tall.
  • About 60 percent of harvested corn is fed to livestock. About 6 percent is processed into the fuel, ethanol. Most varieties grown today are hybrids.

Just as new uses for corn are being found in industry every day, chefs are discovering new uses for corn on the dinner table. corn.gourmetrecipe.com is a great source for new recipes, videos, and culinary news about corn, so keep coming back. There will always be something new.

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Corn Recipes