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Name Maize
Biological Name Zea mays
Other Name Corn

Maize is a cereal grain that was first grown by people in ancient Central America. It is now the third most important cereal crop in the world. It is grown extensively throughout the world in a range of ecological environments. It is a leafy stalk whose kernels contain seeds inside. It is an angiosperm, which means that its seeds are enfold inside a fruit or shell. About 50 species exist and abide of different colors, textures and grain shapes and sizes. White, yellow and red are the most common types. The white and yellow varieties are preferred by most people depending on the region.

General Specifications of Imported Maize
Refractions Maximum Limits (%)
Foreign matter* 1.0
Other food grains 2.0
Damaged grains 1.5
Slightly damaged, discoloured and touched grains 4.5
Shrivelled & Immature grains 3.0
Weevilled grains 1.0
Moisture 14.0

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

* Not more than 0.25% by weight shall be mineral matter and not more than 0.10% by weight shall be impurities of animal origin.

General Specifications of Exported Indian Maize
Refractions Maximum Limits (%)
Foreign Matter 1.0
Weevil – led seeds 2.0
Moisture 1.5
Damaged Otherwise 4.5
Discoloured / Immature Seeds 3.0
Broken Seeds 1.0
Admixture 14.0
Aflatoxin 50 PPB
Free from live weevils, Fresh from any visual mouldy lumps, Freshly fumigated

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

Maize was introduced into Africa in the 1500s and has since become one of Africa’s preeminent food crops. Like many other regions, it is preoccupy as a vegetable although it is a grain crop. The grains are rich in vitamins A, C and E, carbohydrates, and essential minerals, and contain 9% protein. They are also rich in dietary fiber and calories which are a good source of energy.

The maize is cultivated throughout the year in different parts of the country for various purposes including grain, fodder, green cobs, sweet corn, baby corn, pop corn etc. The major maize growing states that contributes more than 80% of the total maize production in India are Andhra Pradesh (20.9 %), Karnataka (16.5%), Rajasthan (9.9 %), Maharastra (9.1%), Bihar (8.9%), Uttar Pradesh (6.1 %), Madhya Pradesh (5.7 %), Himachal Pradesh (4.4 %). Hence, the maize has emerged as important crop in the non-traditional regions i.e. peninsular India as the state like Andhra Pradesh which ranks 5th in area (0.79 m ha) has recorded highest production (4.14 mt) and productivity (5.26 t/ha) in the country.

Maize can be grown successfully in wide range of soils ranging from loamy sand to clay loam. However, soils with good organic matter content having high water holding capacity with neutral pH are considered good for higher productivity. Being a sensitive crop to moisture stress particularly excess soil moisture and salinity stresses; it is desirable to avoid low lying fields having poor drainage and also the field having higher salinity. Therefore, the fields having provision of proper drainage should be selected for cultivation of maize.

Buddha Global imports and exports significant quantities of maize based on specific requests received from actual users from time to time.

Maize Nutritional Value – Minerals
Mineral Amount per 100 grams
Potassium 250 mg
Phosphorus 90 mg
Magnesium 37 mg
Calcium 4 mg
Zinc 0.72 mg
Iron 0.52 mg
Selenium 0.2 mg
Maize Nutritional Information – Vitamins
Vitamin Amount per 100 grams
Vitamin A 310 IU
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) 0.254 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.085 mg
Vitamin B6 0.071 mg
Vitamin C 7.3 mg
Vitamin E 0.11 mg
Vitamin K 0.5 mcg
Vitamin E 0.11 mg
Niacin 1.9 mg
Folate 54 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 1.036 mg
Packaging Detail

25/50kg PP or Jute Bags or Loose in Bulk.

(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)

We deal in the supply of both Food Grade and Feed Grade superior quality Maize sourced directly from the farms.

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