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Jan 01

Can humans safely eat animal feed corn when cooked and prepared properly?

I was given about 100 pounds of cleaned, whole kernel, animal feed corn as a gift from someone who hunts on my property. It came from the local farm storeand was quite inexpensive. I was reading the label (Protein 6.5% min, Crude Fat 2.5% min, Crude Fiber 3.0% max) and it occurred to me that this could be an excellent source of human food. Am I missing something?
How would you prepare a side dish of this corn? Wash and boil it? Put it in a rice cooker? Cook on stove?
The particular bags were made by Cargill Animal Nutrition. I can’t find anything that mentions problems with humans eating animal feed corn.
I am willing to try it if someone has a cooking or preparation suggestion.

1 comment

  1. bigtomesz

    I don’t see why not, but I’d probably first contact the manufacturer and ask.
    Next I’d try some in a slow cooker (just maybe a cup) and see how it tastes and how your body handles it.
    I’d be cautious eating too much, one for the digestive issues it might cause and two for the weight gain it might cause (if it’s designed to fatten cows, it will fatten humans, too).

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