Wednesday’s In the Know: How to Select Corn
With delicious juicy corn prime for picking and enjoying, heck there are even festivals celebrating the bounty of corn, I figured a conversation around selecting them could come in handy right about now.
- White, multi-color or yellow, its really up to you! I love white corn because its especially juicy, milky and so sweet. Its my number 1 choice!
What to look for:
- Look for corn with tassels that are brown and sticky to the touch. If the tassels are black or dry, the corn is old. – The Kitchn
- Feel each ear through the husk, without peeling it, to check for even plump kernels. – The Kitchn
- Husks should be bright green and fit tightly around the kernels. It may even feel slightly damp.
- Husks shouldn’t have any holes which could indicate worms. No thanks!
- Don’t…Pull back the husk at the market or store! It makes a mess and no one wants corn that’s been exposed to possible contamination.
- Don’t…Squeeze too hard: Kernels are delicate, treat them so.
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