Indian corn

Maize - Indian Corn
India
June 9, 2007 5:15am CST
Indian Corn also known as Maize is very popular grain throughout the world. We use it as a basic food grain to make breads and pop corns. It is also a main source of bourbon whisky. Kellogs corn flakes are very popular breakfast cereals. Do you use this wonder grain for any other purposes?
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
In the philippines it is grown as fodder for livestock and to make corn syrup and a lot of corn based junk food that a lot of my countrymen enjoy. I especially like feeding maize to my chickens and my pigeons it gives them a lot of muscle and makes them more healthier.
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• India
9 Jun 07
Thanks neil for highlighting the usage of Maize.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
hmmmmm i like maize sooo much i like it steam,mixed with nilaga (a filipino dish for lunch or dinner with port or beef,i like it steam with buttersprinkle with mixed of salt and sugar...i also fry it with oil put some peanut and also chili taste and salt try,it taste good..
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• India
11 Jun 07
You got good sense of taste. Your steamed maize amazed me. Thanks.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
9 Jun 07
Where I live we eat rye bread or wheat. Indian corn we call Mais and we feed it to the cattle. Yes, there is Kellogs cornflakes in the stores but our usual cereal is oatmeal. One can buy corn canned or fresh as a vegetable for corn on the cob, it is a specialty that we do not eat often. Cornmeal we find in specialty stores who cater to foreigners. Corn is just not popular here.
• India
9 Jun 07
Yes Inky I heard from my friend that Corns are not popular in Germany. Thanks.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
I love to eat maize or corn. We have lots of them here in my country too and one could actually buy them along the streets. They are one of the things that vendors sell casually on the streets and malls. I love it boiled and then add some butter for flavor. Yummy!
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• India
11 Jun 07
Here also we get ready boiled corns on the pavements, sprinkled with chilli and salt powder and few drops of lemon juice. They are good to eat when it rains.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Jun 07
If you are speaking of the mulit colored corn that we know as Indian corn then NO. We use it for decoration. We have specially bred corn probably yellow that is used for Corn flakes etc. If you speak of the yellow corn and the term you use is from another culture then we may be more alike that is apparent. Corn is a regular part of our diet from succotash, corn flakes, cooking oil, corn muffins etc. Southerners in the states make mush with corn. If very versatile.
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• India
11 Jun 07
Multi coloured corns are not grown in India. I meant the yellow corns, out of which flakes are made. We do have American Corn Outlets here, where we get a cupful of steamed and spiced corns for 0.30 cents.
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@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
14 Jun 07
I use this for making parridge powder at home. Maize is one of the essential ingredient for this healthy drink powder.
• India
15 Jun 07
I heard that the health drink what you are talking about is made out of nine grains including maize.
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• India
15 Jun 07
I put 18 items that are good for health. It is not only healthy but tasty too.
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• India
15 Jun 07
Whaw! Cheers......
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@stella1989 (2274)
• India
15 Jun 07
I love corns almost in every form..!! We cook snack out of its by frying them with some onions and chillies it tastes terrific..!! We sometimes also boil the and enjoy it or sometimes soup does wonders in cold..!! he he ..I just clearly love it.
• India
15 Jun 07
Thank you, I must try frying the corns with onions and chillies.
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• India
15 Jun 07
he he you must...!! It tastes good..!
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I think we use it the same way too, I am not really sure at all, though. I guess I have to study up a little bit on that.
• India
15 Jun 07
Corn flour is very widely used at the restaurants.
@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Ethenol, fuel made from maize, it burns cleaner than fossil fuels. Corn tortillas for tacos. And the cob can be made into a corn cob pipe.
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• India
18 Jun 07
Oh Maize! I am surprised to hear from totty1969 that you have grown from fodder too fuel. No doubt you are wonder grain. Thanks totty for the info.
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
18 Jun 07
My grandpa used to make moonshine from Maize. I am Native American (Cherokee & Blackfoot Sioux) I love Maize, there are so many uses for it. I like to see how many I can actually do. In my state where I live they are building their first refinery for Ethenol E-85. Under a co op I want to grow for them, to make a profit.
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• India
19 Jun 07
My best wishes to earn more and more profits.
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Jun 07
I love popcorn its the best. I heard that corn has greatly increased its uses and its a fact that people have been planting lots of it coz it can also be a source of ethanol, biogas,corn oil and lots to mention.
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• India
15 Jun 07
Well guessed, yes now a days maizes are used in many industries.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Jun 07
Yes my friend, in the near future it will increase all the more.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I have never tried indian corn before,since you sauid it's so popular i think i might want to try it next time.
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• India
18 Jun 07
It is tasty and healthy. It makes us stronger.