The most beautiful corn in the world

Glass Gem Corn
Meet glass gem corn, a throw back to corn in its original state, when it had multi-colored kernels. This corn was the result of some fortuitious maintenance of heirloom seeds, and can be bought at the Seeds Trust Institute (though there is a waiting list until August). Unfortunately, though, it is not as good as it looks – in fact, it’s flint corn. Flint corn is the corn type that is treated and ground into flour for tortillas, hominy, polenta, and tamales, a fairly laborious process. Still, sometimes beauty is enough.

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