Friday, November 21, 2014

Fact of the Day: Sweet Corn

The variety of maize known as sweet corn was cultivated first by the Native American tribe known as the Iroquois. They gave European settlers their first sweet corn as late as 1779. 

21 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

An a-maize-ing fact.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wonderful that they did that. I love corn.

Emmylou said...

My kiddos are obsessed with corn!

PS I'm secretly hoping Jamie ends up with Brienne. Jamie should be with someone nice!

DEZMOND said...

we got so many veggies and plants from American continents that sometime I wonder how did people live before the middle ages eating just cabbage and porridge and turnip

whiteangel said...

That's interesting.

bj said...

Sweet corn is my favorite.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm probably one of the few people who don't like corn. Go figure.

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I love sweet corn in salads!! thanks to the American Indian for this vegetable. Kisses:)

Anonymous said...

Smothered in butter and salt... YUM.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew it was spread around

Christine said...

we thank them!!!

Fede said...

did not know it
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Mama Zen said...

I actually knew this one!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Now all can enjoy

Jax said...

Is there a such thing as non-sweet corn?

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting dear!
xx

Theresa Mahoney said...

I do love me some sweet corn :)

Blue Grumpster said...

Good one.

Blue Grumpster said...

They had politicians for breakfast.

Blue Grumpster said...

That one... I did know.