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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet Corn

My kids are ecstatic that the corn they planted is now starting to bloom.  I bought a pack of corn seed at a store because they really wanted to experience planting  some corn.
Now, it would be cheaper to just buy  some corn in the store especially now that it's on sale,  but the fact that my kids wanted to experience planting it is  worth every dime we paid. Did you know that the main  pigment in Yellow Indian corn is called zeaxanthin?  According to crosswordsolver.org zeaxanthin is the yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) in the said corn.
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Sweet post AND sweet looking corn. I love sweet summer corn - I hope your crop is all you hope it will be - I'm sure it will taste better than any store bought ears!

Kate said...

Ah, you just gave me a clue as how to find words with difficult letters...crosswordsolver.org. Thank you!!

photowannabe said...

There is nothing like the taste of corn fresh off the stalk.
Yum.

Luna Miranda said...

big word--only "thin" was retained.:p
love the closeup shot.

Z is for...

HoodPhoto said...

Your corn is farther along than mine! Good luck on a plentiful harvest!

If you get a chance, stop by my blog and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

Zimbabwe said...

Your garden is way ahead of ours. The corn grown around here is still only about 3 foot high. Rubbish weather is not helping it! Keep well Diane

Roger Owen Green said...

Of COURSE, good Z word!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gattina said...

A whole new Z vocabulary to me, lol !
Gattina
ABC team

Lmkazmierczak said...

sweet zeaxanthin...somehow I don't think folks will be calling their corn that very soon♫♪

Andy David said...

My friend,
This Z thing is a learning experience for me (LOL). Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

There is very little that's better than fresh sweet corn straight from the garden! Great experience for them.

Cottage and Broome said...

It is always a great experience for kids to grow food and flowers. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

LV said...

It might be cheaper, but not nearly as much fun. I could eat sweet corn everyday.

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