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YELLOW CORN - GRADE 2 & 3 - FROM ARGENTINA/BRAZIL/INDIA

 

YELLOW CORN
Maize, millet, corn, corn or Zea mays (its scientific name in Latin) is an annual grass native to the Americas introduced in Europe in the sixteenth century. He is currently the largest cereal production in the world, more than wheat and rice. In most countries of the Americas, corn is the historical basis of the regional power and one of the central aspects of Mesoamerican culture.
 
USES 
The main use of corn is food. Can be cooked whole, shelled (as an ingredient in salads, soups and other foods). Cornmeal (polenta) can be cooked alone or used as an ingredient in other recipes. Corn oil is one of the most economical and is widely used for frying foods. 
In Latin American cuisine has interests in various dishes such as tortillas, locro, cuchuco soup, corn or chocolate, arepas, cachapas, hallacas, hallaquitas, tamales that in many cases to replace wheat bread in the local cuisine. In many countries of this region is very important to the consumption of precooked corn flour.
 
PRODUCTION 2009/10
According to the latest report from the Department of Agriculture of the United States will have a world of global corn harvest 785.13 million tonnes in the 2009/10 campaign. This estimate is only 2.7 million tons less than the 787.83 million tonnes harvested in 2008/09.
 
SPECIFICATIONS: 

1.

Yellow Corn Grade No.2

2.

Moisture 14% max.

3.

Broken Kernels and foreign materials 3% max.

4.

Damaged Kernels 3% max.

5.

Heat damage kernel 0.2% max.

6.

Aflatoxin not exceeds (10 ppm) max.

7.

Protein 9% min.

8.

Crop  Latest.

9.

Suitable for animal & human nutrition.

10.

Free of all kinds of moulds.

11.

Free of sprouted grains.

12.

Free from Insects (dead or live), free foreign (sand, silica and heavy metals), free from bad smell resulted from damage or mould.

              Major producing countries:
  •    United States 307.1 million tons
  •    China 162.5 million tonnes 
  •    European Union (27 states) 56.90 million tonnes
  •    Brazil 54.0 million tonnes
  •    Mexico 24.0 million tons 
  •    India 18.5 million tons
  •    Argentina 15.0 million tons
  •    South Africa 11.5 million tons
  •    Canada 10.3 million tons
  •    Indonesia 9.0 million tonnes
  •    Ukraine 8.5 million tonnes
  •    Nigeria 8.3 million tonnes
  •    Russia 7.0 million tons
  •    Philippines 6.9 million tonnes
  •    Serbia 6.5 million tonnes
  •    Egypt 6.3 million tonnes 
  •    Other countries 72.83 million tonnes
               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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