Fresh Sweet Corn
Few things say summer more than biting into steamed sweet corn with a healthy dollop of butter and a sprinkling of salt and pepper on top. Don’t miss your chance to pick up some of the freshest sweet corn in the state of Georgia during the month of July when sweet corn reaches the peak of its season.
Sweet corn differs from harvest corn – the type of corn that is used as a grain – in that it is “ripe” when it is in its immature “milk stage.” With that in mind, a “ripe” ear of sweet corn will have brown dried-out silk at the top of the ear and will have snugly grown into the husk. If you pick up a husk and can feel the ear move inside it is not quite ready to eat. Additionally, a good ear of fresh sweet corn will have full and plump kernels when the husk is pulled back.
Depending on the size, an ear of sweet corn will have between 75-100 calories. Sweet corn is gluten free and therefore is a great food that can safely be consumed by celiac disease individuals. Additionally, sweet corn is high in dietary fiber providing 7-14% of your daily requirement. Research has shown that corn’s high ferulic acid content helps to combat aging and inflammation and that ferulic acid may even have anti-cancer properties.
Celebrate the summer with an outdoor cookout and Jaemor’s sweet corn. This delicious side is guaranteed to be a hit! If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about our sweet corn and their availability, contact us, today!
Last updated: 6/10/16