Cobs of corn are encased by a green husk, while the edible kernels are yellow, white, or a combination of the two.
- High in fiber, which aids your digestive system
- Contains valuable B vitamins, which are important for overall health
- Provides essential minerals, such as zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese
- Remove the outer layer of the corn (husk) and the fine strands (silk) from each ear of corn.
- Rinse the ear (cob) under water before cooking.
- Fresh sweet corn can be roasted, boiled, broiled, steamed, or microwaved.
- Add to stews, casseroles, and salads.
- Add to fresh salsa.
- Add to corn bread.
- Corn is best eaten the same day it's purchased or picked up. If that isn't possible, store unhusked ears of corn loose in the refrigerator – don't bunch them together in a plastic bag.
- For best flavor, use corn within two days.
- Keep husked corn refrigerated, in plastic bags, and use within two days.