Corn is one of the most important basic foods in the human diet. It is characterized by a high level of environmental sustainability in cultivation and is now grown all over the world. Around 50,000 different types of corn exist. Just as diverse are the ways it is served, ranging from corn on the cob and popcorn to this tasty snack.
Corn is originally from Mexico. It was cultivated there as early as 3000 B.C. Today, the US is the most important corn-growing country in the world with an annual production of about 334 million tons. Other important producers of corn are China and Brazil.