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Sweetcorn

Buying

Though frozen and canned sweetcorn can be found all year long in the shops, the season to buy it fresh is from mid-August to mid-September. The best corncobs will be the ones with thigh and bright yellow moles. Try to find corncobs that are still in their husks as they will stay fresh for longer.

Storing

Store the fresh cobs in the fridge, preferably packed in a plastic bag.

Freezing

You can freeze corn raw, but it is better to blanch it first. To do so, boil the cobs for about 4 minutes in water and then, put them in icy water for 4 minutes to cool. After that, dry the cobs, cut the kernels and put them in a plastic bag.

Freezer life

8 to 10 months.

Using up

The corncob can be cooked in many ways: grilled, microwaved, boiled or even baked in the oven. It’s up to you!

Good to know!

The sugar level in corn begins to decrease as soon as the cob is picked. The corncob will then have its best taste during the eight first hours, so if you are lucky enough to live close to a corn farm, go and buy it directly there!

 

For information about how to grow your own sweetcorn, check Grow it yourself’s website!

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