Corny Quiz: What do you know about this American food staple?
Corn on the cob is a summer staple, and it seems as American as baseball and apple pie. But where did it really originate and how healthy are its byproducts? See how much you know about this sweet and crunchy treat with our Corn of the Cob quiz.
Where did corn originate?
True or false: To cut corn off the cob, you must first cook it.
True or false: The United States grows 40 percent of the world's corn crop.
True or false: Of all corn grown in America, most of it is consumed by humans.
How many varieties of corn are in existence?
True or false: Four of every 10 ears of corn are used to produce ethanol.
How many cups of kernels does a typical ear of corn yield?
1 1/2 cups
Which of the following dishes typically contain corn.
all of the above
True or false: High-fructose corn syrup breaks down in the body just the same as sugar.
True or false: Although corn is not listed in its ingredients, Coca-Cola is reliant on the corn industry.
Which of the following energy sources is made from corn?
none of the above
True or false: The bigger the corn kernel, the sweeter the corn.
True or false: When grilling corn on the cob, you should soak it in water first.
True or false: Corn subsidies for ethanol have caused the cost of livestock that feed on corn to rise.
In which season does corn peak?
Which of the following adult beverages is made from corn?
Corn is used in which of the following products?
all of the above
True or false: Sweet corn, which is consumed by humans, and field corn, which is eaten by livestock, look identical.
True or false: Corn is often referred to as maize in other countries.
How do you know when field corn is ready to be harvested?