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Corn is Important Today

Corn is a highly prized grain throughout the world today. Its one of our major animal feeds and its one of the food grains that we use for human food. It is also often used as an animal feed. Dairy cows eat corn in order to make milk. Corn is a grain that is extremely important to us and it is a gift that comes from Native Farmers.

Corn Types or Races

Type/RaceDescriptionVariety
PopKernels are hard and flinty throughoutStrawberry, Pretty Pops
FlintEach kernel is enclosed in a hard, flinty coat and has a soft, starchy substance in the centre. Flint corn is best suited to the NortheastPurple Husk
Vermont Yellow
DentKernels consist of a hard, flinty matter on the outside and a soft center; centre “dents” are due to shrinking of the soft part of the kernel. Nearly all corn in the Midwest corn belt belongs to this race, as well as all silage and grain corns grown in the NortheastBloody Butcher
Truckers Favourite White
SweetKernels consist of a translucent, horny material containing considerable sugar instead of starch. This is the best corn-on-the-cob.Golden Bantam
Sugar Buns
Soft or FlourThe entire kernel is starchy and soft. This form of corn is frequently grown by Native Americans.Hopi Blue
Iroquois White
Pod or “Grandfather”Each kernel may be enclosed in a small husk, while the whole ear is enclosed in large external husks. When planted, pod corn often gives a crop of both podded and unpodded ears.Delaware Grandfather

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