Monday, June 13, 2011

What Has Corn Done For You Lately?

According to the National Corn Growers Association, one bushel of corn provides:
1.  33 pounds of sweetener - hmmm, could it be the ubiquitous high-fructose corn syrup?  Doesn't say.
2.  31.5 pounds of starch
3.  1.6 pounds of corn oil
4.  2.6 gallons of fuel ethanol

All this from about 56 pounds of raw, passionate corn.  Wonder what that bushel could bench press?

Source:  Des Moines Register 3/17/1996 p.4G

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