Originally Posted by Buehler445
It's called Field corn.
What you're thinking of is sweet corn that you get on the ear at the store. Farm grown sweet corn is ****ing amazing. I flat out can't eat it.
Buy why can't you eat field corn? I have. I don't eat a lot, but it is definitely edible off the combine.
Plus, you can take field corn in the hard dough stage and roast it like sweet corn and eat it too.
I'm going to have to watch this corn movie. It sounds like it is full of shit.
You're posting from too general a level. There's an awful lot more biodiversity amongst corn than just "sweet" and "field" and "flint." Certain strains of field corn have been bred over the years to garner as much yield as possible, but with that comes a loss in flavor and sugars. Not all field corn is of the same quality. A lot of it these days is grown simply to pound down the throats of cattle and such. Hence my use of the term "industrial corn," because all its good for is to propagate the food industry.