Maize or corn?

01 Dec

Maiz or corn was first domesticated in southern Mexico more than 10,000 years ago. As a world staple food, it surpasses wheat & rice as the most commonly consumed grain. Throughout the Americas, you will find corn as a common street food. The word comes from the Taino word for the plant, mahiz. There are so many varieties of corn, and it is not just for human consumption but also for animal feed, alcohol and biofuels. Such a versatile crop with such a yummy fruit! Wikipedia on Maize