Corn: Summer’s Brightest
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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
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.
- One ear of corn contains only 80 calories
average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16
- The average American consumes the equivalent
of 3 pounds of corn each day in the form of meat,
poultry, and dairy products.
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.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy