It’s National Corn On The Cob Day!
That’s in line with the National Day Calendar™, the web site that tracks ordinary and distinctive nationwide days and has an afternoon for nearly the whole lot.
In the calendar’s information about lately, it notes that corn at the cob has numerous other regional names, a few of which I’ve by no means heard earlier than: pole corn, cornstick, candy pole, butter-pop or lengthy maize. The maximum commonplace tactics of making ready it are boiling, steaming, roasting or grilling.
Corn at the cob is a candy corn that we harvest and consume whilst the kernels are nonetheless mushy, which means they’re immature. And that brings up every other fascinating statistic. According to the Iowa Corn Growers Association, only one p.c of the corn planted within the United States is nice corn. The leisure is box corn, a grain harvested when the kernels are dry and entirely mature. It’s processed for the whole lot from cereal, oil and syrup to farm animals feed and ethanol manufacturing.
Here on the lottery, we’ve introduced you our personal solution to have a good time lately: the “Cash On the Cob” scratch recreation. The $three recreation gives prizes of as much as $30,00zero and its tickets after all characteristic photographs of vibrant yellow ears of corn at the cob.
Other amusing corn details: Iowa is the country’s No. 1 corn-producing state. The choice of kernels in keeping with ear of corn can range from 500 to about 1,200. Corn is grown on each continent aside from Antarctica. A bushel of corn weighs 56 kilos. And, corn is in additional than four,00zero pieces you’ll to find within the grocery retailer, together with shampoo, toothpaste, chewing gum, marshmallows, crayons and paper.