February 14, 2017

Without Corn: Brown Lettuce Leaves

In a World Without Corn...
Corn and products made from corn improve the lives of Americans in thousands of little ways. Often, consumers don't even know corn is present, let alone know the role it plays. But if corn and its products weren't available, many common products would be less useful, more expensive, even unavailable. Here is an example of a little annoyance and bigger problem Americans would face without corn:

Brown Lettuce Leaves
Many fruits and vegetable start to turn an unattractive brown once they're cut and exposed to air. Citric acid, recognized as a safe food ingredient, can prevent browning...and much of the U.S. supply of citric acid is made from corn sweeteners!

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