Craving the Goodness of Corn

Corn (Zea), known to much of the world as maize, belongs to the Poaceae family, along with bamboo, wild rice (Zizania), wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza),  oats (Avena), barley (Hordeum), millet (Echinochloa) and rye (Secale). Corn is a cereal grain domesticated by indigenous peoples in Central America as much as 80,000 years ago. The ancestor of corn may be a Mexican grass called teosinte, and early corn […]