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corn under microscope

corn under microscope

Surprisingly corn has a good antioxidant benefits. Corn silk looks very soft to a naked eye but looking at it under microscope they look different. The above image is a shot of corn’s silk (surface). The picture below (Image 2) is the same silk under a compound microscope which allows you to see through the silk. Next image shows the husk leaf which was not expected to be any softer than what it looks.

Husk Leaf

A closer look at the corn kernel rough surface under the microscope which looks shinny otherwise.

Kernel cells under microscope.

A closer look at the cell.

- Corn or Maize was domesticated in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico. - Corn is an excellent source of Fiber. Fiber can promote heart health and skin health. It may also prevent stroke and can control blood sugar. Corn contains high amount of fiber. - United States is the top corn producer in the world. US produces 365 million tons of corn a year. US is responsible for almost 32 percent of the world’s corn production, followed by China and Brazil. - Maize is somewhat genetically related to Moso Bamboo and Sorghum. Check Out the Video!

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