White Corn (Zea mays L. var)

About White Corn

  • White corn, a member of the grass family, is characterized by ears of corn containing kernels that are white in color.
  • White corn is planted in the spring and harvested in the fall, and the stalks will turn from dark green to golden-brown as harvest approaches.
  • The starch in white corn is harder than other types of corn. This makes white corn good for making corn chips, tortillas, and other food items.

Fast Facts

  • Around 80% of white corn produced in the United States is made into corn-based masa products such as tortillas, tostadas, etc.
  • Other types of starch can be brightened by white corn starch.


  • Food Products: Tortillas, Corn Chips, White Corn Meal
  • White Corn Starch
  • Paper