Produce of the Week

Produce of the Week: Corn

Nothing says summer quite like fresh corn on the cob!

Also known as maize (Zea mays), corn is one of the most popular cereal grains in the world. It is the seed (grain) of a plant from the grass family, native to Central America, but grown in countless varieties throughout the world.

Today, numerous varieties are cultivated, but the most common are flint, dent, sweet, and popcorn. Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each). Despite the sugar content of sweet corn, it is not a high-glycemic food, ranking low or medium on the glycemic index.

If you follow us on social media you may have already stumbled onto our link for How to Grill (the perfect) Corn. — Everyone grab a few ears this weekend and submit your personal review!

Just for Fun

Before you bite into that cob at your next barbecue, take a closer look: The average ear has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows, with one strand of silk for each kernel.