To Keep Corn Fresh

Remove husk, then store in a plastic bag, in the fridge, in the vegetable tray.

Cooking Instructions

To Boil:

  • 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.

To Barbeque:

  • 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

To Freeze:

  • 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.

To Serve:

  • Remove corn from bag, place frozen corn in pot with approximately 1 inch of boiling water.
  • Heat until thawed and corn is warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 medium ear (90g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fibre 3g
Sugars 15g
Protein 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