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Sweet corn is a special maize variety, differ genetically from field maize.

Its kernels are tender, delicious and eaten as a vegetable in many cuisines worldwide. In contrast to traditional field corn, sweet corn crops harvested when their corn-ears just reached milky stage.

Its cobs either used immediately or frozen for later use since sugar content quickly turns into starch.

Selecting Tips

Feel the kernels through the husk. You want to make sure that they’re plump and plentiful; if you can feel holes where kernels should be, then choose another.

 

Health Benefits

Corn is a good source of phenolic flavonoid antioxidant, ferulic acid. It contains healthy amounts of some important minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese.

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