Corn — it’s not a vegetable!

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So what is corn?

It’s definitely not a vegetable, that’s for sure.

Corn, like wheat and rice, are caryopses, technically the dried fruit of the reproductive part of the plant.

The fruit of a sweet corn plant is its kernel, and to get even more technical on you, corn is a monocot, like many grasses, because it has one seed leaf instead of two, which would of course make it a dicot.

And since corn is a monocot, there are always an even row of kernels — count ’em if you don’t believe us.

But no matter what our state legislator’s believe, corn is definitely not a vegetable.

— Aaron Short

Updated 11:45 pm, June 28, 2011
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