Every day, many people eat Grass of the Gods. In fact, Grass of the Gods has been eaten by humans for around 8000 years since it was first domesticated in what is now Mexico.
If you haven’t guessed already, this heavenly plant is none other than corn, revered and studied by everyone from the Mayans to university students scarfing carnitas on Taco Tuesday.
Check out this short thread to discover more about where this food staple started and how corn became the culinary powerhouse that it is today.
Thread: This is what early domesticated corn (maize) looked like. It was domesticated from the plant "teocintle" (meaning "grass of the gods" in Náhuatl), most likely by the native people of Guerrero, Mexico, around 8000 years ago… pic.twitter.com/Krl2wcp8a5— oldeuropeanculture (@serbiaireland) October 28, 2023