Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pic Today 10/11/12









CORN:
GIFT FROM THE GODS

The origin of corn and
its cultivation
is a mystery that goes back
to the Mayan civilization.

Fact is:
corn is totally dependent on man,
and cannot survive without us.
Although it is a "seed" plant,
it is unable to reproduce itself!

Only 1% of the corn grown today is
"sweet corn", grown and picked fresh
for human food consumption.

The remaining corn varieties are grown
and harvested hard and dry --
flint (Indian corn), dent (field corn)
and hybrid varieties for specialized uses
(popcorn, fuel corn and industrial starch uses.)

All varieties of corn must be cultivated and planted.

Except, that is,
for "candy corn."

Yum!


6 comments:

  1. so may beautiful colors !
    corn is a jewel !
    love your post Rick

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  3. Rick the first picture is spectacular! And yes I like flint ;)

    Hugssss

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  4. So beautiful gifts from God :)
    Good job Rick, nice shots!

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  5. simbol of plentifulness -if that is a word. great shots, and I can see that you continue to document your eating experiences ;-)

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