Black People : What is the difference between field corn and maize?

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    Maize is another name for corn. It is a cereal grain. Maize is known as corn in countries such as the United States, the English-speaking provinces of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Corn is known for being a high-yielding variety of cereal grains.

    Maize ([​IMG] /ˈmz/ MAYZ; Zea mays L, from Spanish: maíz after Taíno mahiz) known in many English-speaking countries as corn or mielie/mealie, is a grain domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. The leafy stalk produces ears which contain seeds called kernels. Though technically a grain, maize kernels are used in cooking as a vegetable or starch. The Olmec and Mayans cultivated it in numerous varieties throughout central and southern Mexico, cooked, ground or processed through nixtamalization. Between 1700 and 1250 BCE, the crop spread through much of the Americas. The region developed a trade network based on surplus and varieties of maize crops. After European contact with the Americas in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, explorers and traders carried maize back to Europe and introduced it to other countries. Maize spread to the rest of the world due to its ability to grow in diverse climates. Sugar-rich varieties called sweet corn are usually grown for human consumption, while field corn varieties are used for animal feed and as chemical feedstocks.

    I put this here because i do not believe that anyone in their right mind would think that our people in ancient Kemet didn't know the difference between corn, barley, wheat or anything else....and labeled it as such. In fact, the distiction is made by them as they used barley and wheat as one of their sources to determine what a child was going to be before it was born!!
     
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