Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sweet corn!

My youngest and I went to the Farmer's Market today while my older son was at preschool. After a summer full of tasteless or just not-very-good tasting sweet corn, we have finally found the perfect corn-on-the-cob! Not only does this corn look pretty on the outside, the inside is flawless as well! It is SO sweet! It was such good corn that you didn't even have to pick through it to try to find good pieces. My youngest (just turned 2) picked out the whole dozen by himself and he did an excellent job! I just have to remember the vendor that we bought it from so I can get the same kind next time. The sign by the corn said "Honey Dipped." I am not sure what this means - I was thinking maybe it was a variety of corn but I don't see it anywhere online. Maybe it is just the vendor's synonym for "super sweet!" Whatever it means it is excellent!

I could eat it for every meal which wouldn't be a bad thing since there are a lot of health benefits associated with corn!:


"Corn is High in Nutrients

One of the benefits of corn is that it is high in nutrients.

A few of these important nutrients are:

Thiamin (vitamin B1) which is used in the metabolism of carbohydrates.

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which helps with physiological functions.

Folate which helps the generation of new cells � especially important before and during pregnancy.

Vitamin C which fights against diseases.

Corn is a Good Source of Fiber

One cup of corn provides 18.4% of the daily recommendation of fiber. Its high fiber content is one of the biggest benefits of corn. Fiber has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Fiber is also useful in helping to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics."


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