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Sweetcorn
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The first indication of corn in existence on our planet was found in Mexico, where ears of corn were found in caves dating back to around 5000-6000 BC. Like so many other foods, Columbus spotted it growing and took it all over the world.
Sweetcorn cobs are approx 25cm long and cylindrical in shape. They are enclosed in thin, leaf-like, green husks. Inside the husks are parallel rows of sweet yellow kernels. Sweetcorn is best eaten straight after harvesting.
Dried ground corn kernels are called maize in America.

Cobs should be covered in corn kernels with no missing rows or gaps. The husks should be intact and look fresh and green. Avoid spotted, damaged cobs.
Sweetcorn should not smell. Kernels should be bright, plump and show no signs of wrinkling.

Store in the vegetable crisper in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Eat within 1 - 2 days of purchase.
Category: Vegetable
In Season: Spring Summer
To Buy:
Cobs should be covered in corn kernels with no missing rows or gaps. The husks should be intact and look fresh and green. Avoid spotted, damaged cobs. Sweetcorn should not smell. Kernels should be bright, plump and show no signs of wrinkling.
To Store:
Store in the vegetable crisper in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Eat within 1 - 2 days of purchase.
Tips & Tricks:
It's easy to remove the kernels from the cob - hold the cob upright in a bowl. Angle the held end towards you and using a small sharp knife run the blade long its length. A serve of corn is equal to half a large ear (so about a 10cm long cob)
Cooking Tips:
To barbeque, soak corn cobs with husks on before roasting for 15 minutes on barbecue coals, turning often. Remove husks, put a skewer in each end and serve with olive oil and and cracked pepper.

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
78
Carbohydrates, g:
12.8
Fibre, g:
Fat (g):
0.9
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.2
Vitamin C:
Folic Acid:
Antioxidants:
Salicylates:
High
Energy (kJ):
336
Low GI < 55:
Protein (g):
3.3
Saturated Fat, g :
0.1
Vitamin B1:
Iron, mg:
Potassium:
Amines:
Negligible
Glutamates:
Natural

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Constipation
Low Energy
Diabetes
Premature Aging
High Blood Cholesterol

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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