Maize is predominantly known as corn or makai in India. According to the demand and consumption statistics, maize is the third most important cereal after wheat and rice. The demand of maize is increasing at a higher rate than that of wheat and rice and it may exceed the demand of its competitor cereals someday. Maize, cultivated across all the countries, has an interesting composition that comprises of 70% carbohydrate, 10% protein, 10.4% albuminoides, 4% oil, 2.3% crude fibre and 1.4% ash. Maize also contains considerable amount of vitamin A, nicotinic acid, riboflavin and vitamin E. In some countries maize is used as fodder for the cattle. India's contribution in maize exports is increasing year on year. India managed to export a whopping 2,825,610.60 million tons of maize worth of Rs.4,037.50 Crores during the year 2014-15 .
Maize is a main component of items such as pizza crust, corn syrup, plastics, etc. Maize has been a very useful resource to mankind. Maize can serve in various forms such as animal feed, food, starch, ethanol, oil, alcoholic beverages, food sweeteners, pharma, cosmetics etc.
Our maize is supplied and exported to Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Vietnam Social Republic and Nepal.