Indian Corn: Its Value, Culture, and Uses

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D. Appleton, 1866 - 308 pages

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Page 308 - Sermons Preached at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, During the Year 1863.
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Page 238 - FARMER. better acquaintance with the habits of the North American Indians, have shown that a vegetable oil answers the same purpose as animal food; that one pound of parched Indian corn, or an equal quantity of corn meal, made into bread, is more than equivalent to two pounds of fat meat. "Meal from Indian corn contains more than four times as much oleaginous matter as wheat flour; more starch, and consequently capable of producing more sugar, and though less gluttea, in other important compounds...
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Page 160 - ... first year, would destroy eighty thousand grubs. Let us suppose that the half, namely, forty thousand, are females, and it is known that they usually lay about two hundred eggs each, it will appear, that no less than eight millions have been destroyed, or prevented from being hatched, by the labors of a single family of jays. It is by reasoning in this way, that we learn to know of what importance it is to attend to the economy of nature, and to be cautious how we derange it by our short-sighted...
Page 80 - ... an admixture of rye or other flour. The oil of corn is easily convertible into animal fat by a slight change of composition, and consequently serves an excellent purpose for fattening poultry, cattle, and swine. Starch also is changed into fat, as well as the carbonaceous substances of animals, and, during its slow combustion in the circulation, gives out a portion of the heat of animal bodies ; while, in its altered state, it goes to form a part of the living frame. Dextrine and sugar act in...

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