Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pic Today 10/11/14




CORN GONE CRAZY

This is the season for "Indian Corn",
with it's crazy colors,
which is primarily used for decorations.

Also called flint corn, because its
outer shell is "hard as flint",
has been cultivated since 1,000 BC
by the Mayans and Mexicans
as a staple food in the Americas.

Indian Corn is preferred for making hominy
because of its low water content,
and can have kernels in every color
of the rainbow.

(It makes good popcorn, too.)


3 comments:

  1. Nunca lo había visto antes! Preciosas mazorcas!

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  2. Wonderful colours, I haven't seen corn like that over here…

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