In Season: August to September
Sweet corn is a sure sign of summer and is a staple of backyard barbecues and family gatherings. Sweet corn is best either boiled or grilled and eaten right off the cob with a little butter and salt. It is also a great addition to salsas, salads, soups, stir fries and corn bread.
If you're going to eat sweet corn off the cob you need to eat it right away! As corn sits in your refrigerator the sugars convert to starch and it loses its sweetness. If you have to store it, keep in the husk in a plastic bag in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator for a maximum of 3 days. If you want to keep it longer, blanch the cobs in boiling water for 4-6 minutes. Allow corn to cool, cut off the cob and freeze in a freezer bag or freezer proof container. Sweet corn will keep for 4-5 months this way.
Sweet corn is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus.