Selection - Husk one side of corn.
Press fingernail into one kernel to test liquid. Ripe corn
should have a milky-looking liquid; overripe corn will have
either a clear liquid or none at all.
Storage - Store unhusked
in a cool, dry place. If corn is cooked, store in a covered
plastic container in the fridge.
Preparation - Husk
corn and remove as many silks as possible; boil or steam.
- Corn is high in folic acid and contains fair amounts of
thiamin, vitamin C, magnesium, niacin and potassium. It is
also a good source of fiber. One serving size, an ear, has
Benefits - Corn is a good source
of folate, which is needed for women who are taking oral contraceptives.
It is also a good source of fiber and thiamine. One ear has