Corn: Summer’s Brightest Treat
Health Benefits | Fun Facts | Selection Tips | Availability | Storage | Recipes

Summer’s long, warm days and festive celebrations call for special food choices. A great one is sweet, juicy corn on the cob. Whether you serve it grilled at a family BBQ or boiled on the stovetop then salted and buttered as a savory side dish, few vegetables have the appeal this nutritious, all-American treat. Corn is associated with so many savory summer celebrations that it’s easy to forget that it’s not just delicious—it’s good for you too! Corn is free of saturated fats and cholesterol, and it’s a good source of fiber and antioxidants, which are some of nature’s best cancer fighters. Go easy on the butter to keep this vegetable healthy.

Health Benefits
Corn is low in fat and sodium, and is cholesterol-free. It’s also a good source of vitamin C and contains folate, thiamine, potassium and iron.

Fun Facts

  • One ear of corn contains only 80 calories
  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16 rows.
  • The average American consumes the equivalent of 3 pounds of corn each day in the form of meat, poultry, and dairy products.

Selection Tips
Choose corn with fresh, green leaves, and plump juicy kernels free of mold or wrinkles.

The Fresh1 corn is grown in Florida and available every month except August.

Store in the refrigerator. Use within a week.


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