Health Benefit to You

The kernels are rich in carbohydrates, oils, vitamins, minerals and some proteins. The kernel contains an oil-rich embryo, called the germ, and an endosperm containing starches and proteins. Corn is rich in potassium, and yellow corn contains beta-carotene (precursor of Vitamin A). No cereal grain provides all eight amino acids, and corn is no exception. Corn has less total protein than wheat or rice and has very little of the amino acids lysine and tryptophan. Corn has more thiamine (Vitamin B1), however, which helps humans break down and use carbohydrates. Source: Field

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California grown fresh sweet market corn is available May 1 through December. California ranks second in the United States for the production of sweet corn valued at more than $1 billion dollars. Learn more about corn with the Ag in the Classroom Corn Commodity Fact Sheet.

Where Does Corn Grow? In California | US | The World

In California

Sweet corn - Fresno, Imperial, Contra Costa, Riverside and San Joaquin. Grain corn - San Joaquin, Sacramento, Glenn, Merced, Solano, Tulare and Sacramento.

In the United States

Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota account for over 50 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. Other major growing states are Indiana, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio and Kentucky. This area is known as the "Corn Belt."

In the World

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