Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Corn Trivia Facts

SUMMER CORN by boston_camera

                 DID YOU KNOW ?
* An average ear of  corn contains 800 Kernels.

* An average ear of corn has 16 rows.

* Each kernel of corn is covered with one piece of silk.

* Each tassel on a corn plant can release up to 5 million grains of  

* The corn cob (ear) is part of the corn plant's flower.

* One bushel of corn can sweeten 400 cans of pop.

* One bushel of corn can make 33 pounds of sweetener, 32 pounds  
   of  starch,or 2 1/2 gallons of ethanol fuel.

* Americans consume about 25 pounds of corn per person each  


* Most of the corn eaten in the U.S. is frozen or canned.

* The term " Cornhusker" comes from the method of harvesting or 
   husking.The Cornhusker State is Nebraska..