(Botanical name: Zea mays)
Maize or Corn is the third most important cereal in the world. It is a rich source ofcarbohydrates, dietary fiber and fat. Maize is primarily used as feed (70% of production), other uses include consumption as human food, bio-fuel and starch from maize is used for the preparation of plastics, fabrics and adhesives.
Yellow maize has yellowish grains which are arranged in regular rows on cob. It consists of 61% starch, 8% protein, 11.2% fiber which makes it an ideal constituent of cattle feed. It accounts for the bulk of total world maize production and international trade.
Major producing and exporting countries:
- United States in North America
- Brazil and Argentina in South America
- Ukraine in Eastern Europe
- South Africa
BLB’s expertise in the supply chain management of agricultural commodities ensures efficient origin sourcing through a network of buying agents from several regions across Asia, United States, South America and Africa, thus ensuring good quantities with quality.
Major importing Countries:
- Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in Asia,
- Mexico in North America,
- Egypt in Africa