The scientific name for corn is zea mays. Corn is in the Poaceae family and this family contains more than 100 subspecies of corn.Continue Reading
Corn is a grain that comes in white, black, blue and red varieties, among others. It is produced all over the world in countries such as the United States, Romania and South Africa.
Corn has been domesticated since 9000 BC and was a staple in the diets of Native American tribes as well as the Mayan and Olmec civilizations.
Although not as popular today, Americans still consume around 160 pounds of corn and corn products each year. Unfortunately, most of the corn consumed by Americans is in the form of high fructose corn syrup.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
In the United States, tomatoes, potatoes and sweet corn are the three most commonly eaten vegetables, followed by onions and lettuce heads, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following closely behind these are romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce and sweet peppers. Statistics for these figures tally national consumption of vegetables from fresh produce along with canned and frozen items.Full Answer >
Starchy vegetables are vegetables that have a high starch content, such as squash, potatoes, peas, plantains and corn. Starchy vegetables are generally the bulbs, kernels and roots of a plant, while non-starchy vegetables are usually the flowering parts of the plant.Full Answer >
Corn is considered by many to be either a vegetable or a grain, but botanists actually classify corn (or more specifically, the kernels) as fruit.Full Answer >
Crops grown in Rhode Island include potatoes, apples, hay, sweet corn and greenhouse/nursery products. Rhode Island is a small state without much arable land, but more than 50 percent of the state's agricultural income is from the sales of sod, shrubs, ornamental trees and plants. Sweet corn is responsible for about 6 percent of the state's agricultural revenue.Full Answer >