To Keep Corn Fresh
Remove husk, then store in a plastic bag, in the fridge, in the vegetable tray.
- Bring pot of water to a rolling boil.
- Drop corn into the water, cooking for ONLY 4-5 minutes (or until you can smell it).
- DO NOT over cook; the corn will lose its flavour.
- Cook on high and in the husk for 8-10 minutes (5 minutes on each side).
- Keep the barbecue lid down.
- There is no need to soak the corn if it is fresh.
To Microwave (cooking 1 cob):
- 1 cob – Cook for 3 minutes on high with or without husk, in plastic wrap or milk bag.
- 3 cobs – Form a triangle with cobs. Cook for 3 minutes on high as per 1 cob cooking instruction above.
Freezing & Serving
- Blanche (slightly cook) corn on the cob in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from water (water does not need to return to boil) and cool quickly by submerging corn into ice water.
- Cut corn niblets off cob, bag, and freeze.
- Remove corn from bag, place frozen corn in pot with approximately 1 inch of boiling water.
- Heat until thawed and corn is warmed through.
- DO NOT CONTINUE TO COOK.
Serving Size: 1 medium ear (90g)
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fibre 3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Corn is a good source of fibre, Vitamin A and Folate. Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants in corn that may help to reduce age-related macular degeneration resulting in loss of vision.
Source: Canadian Living Magazine