Corn (Maize)


Maize, popularly known as Corn, is a large grain plant.Maize popularly known as Corn is one of the most versatile emerging cash crops having wider adaptability under varied climatic conditions.It is called queen of cereals globally.Maize is one of the most versatile emerging crop shaving wider adaptability under varied agro-climatic conditions. Globally, Maize is known as queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among the cereals. It is cultivated on nearly 150 m ha in about 160 countries having wider diversity of soil, climate, biodiversity and management practices that contributes 36 % (782 Mt) in the global grain production. The United States of America (USA) is the largest producer of Maize contributes nearly 35% of the total production in the world and Maize is the driver of the US economy. The USA has the highest productivity (> 9.6 t ha-1) which is double than the global average (4.92 t ha-1). Whereas, the average productivity in India is2.43 t ha-1. In India, Maize is the third most important food crops after rice and wheat. According to advance estimate it is cultivated in 8.7m ha (2010-11) mainly during Kharif season which covers 80% area. Maize in India, contributes nearly 9 % in the national food basket and more than Rs. 100 billion to the agricultural GDP at current prices apart from the generating employment to over 100 million man-days at the farm and downstream agricultural and industrial sectors.


Health Benefits

  1. Good for digestion due to its fiber content.
  2. Helps in lowering LDL (bad) Cholesterol.
  3. Prevent diabetes & hypertension.
  4. Has anti-cancer properties.
  5. Helps in improving vision.
  6. Beneficial for heart.
  7. Helps in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Helps in preventing skin Problems.
  9. May combat with Hair loss.

In addition to staple food for human being and quality feed for animals, Maize serves as a basic raw material as an ingredient to thousands of industrial products that includes starch, oil, protein, alcoholic beverages, food sweeteners, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, film, textile, gum, package and paper industries etc.The industrial uses based on the physical properties of the cob when ground to powder are as fillers for explosives in the manufacture of plastics, glues, adhesives, reyon, resin, vinegar and artificial leather and as diluents and carrier in the formulation of insecticides and pesticides. Based on the chemical properties the processed cobs find their use in the manufacture of furfurol, fermentable sugars, solvents, liquid fuels, charcoal gas and other chemicals by destructive distillation, and also in the manufacture of pulp, paper and hard boards.Maize, being popular as a food item, is enjoyed by people in various forms, like, whole Corn, Corn flour, Cornstarch, Corn gluten, Corn syrup, Cornmeal, Corn oil, Popcorn, Cornflakes, etc.

  • USES
  • Corn Fritters
  • Corn Flour Chapati
  • Corn Salad
  • Corn Soup
  • Popcorn
  • Sweet Corn