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Corn/maize shoots can be eaten when they resemble large blades of grass that taste like sweet corn. Young maize shoots look like yellow grass and accumulate a powerful antibiotic substance called DIMBOA, a natural defense against pathogenic bacteria and fungus. Corn does not contain the gluten that causes celiac disease. The whole baby corn in husk may also be eaten, silk and all. Corn/maize kernels are very high in starch, which turns into sugar in the body. The really healthy part of the plant is the cornsilk (see Cornsilk)
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THE EFFECTS OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ON THE EARLY GERMINATION OF SWEET CORN, ZEA MAYS.
A kernel of domesticated corn or maize, Zea mays, dated at 3,690 years old, was excavated from McEuen Cave in the Gila Mountains some 60 miles northeast of Tucson, Ariz.
Although there are five different types of corn, only zea mays (the scientific name for popcorn) pops.
Called corn by most people in North America, modern variants of the Zea mays plant are among the indispensable food crops that feed billions of the planet's people.