Hey, what’s summer without corn on the cob? Come on…you know you want it, with a little butter and just a dash of sea salt. Just like you had it when you were a kid. Some things are just meant to be eaten in a certain fashion and corn on the cob is one of them!
I was in the market the other day and actually bought corn on the cob for the first time in a few summers. Why have I abstained from my dear friend corn for so long? I’m not really sure. Maybe at some subconscious level I bought into the high starch, high carb, miminally nutritious flack poor corn has taken over the last few years.
I thought just in case some of you out there have also been neglecting summer corn for reasons other than you simply don’t like it, here’s the scoop on beautiful, delicious, nutritious sweet summer corn on the cob! One ear of sweet corn provides three grams of fiber and another three grams of protein, plus it contains folate, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. In fact, cooking sweet corn makes more of its healthful antioxidants available – helping reduce risk of heart disease and cancer.
Bottom line? Corn is one vegetable you simply shouldn’t ignore during the summer. Just don’t forget to have plenty of dental floss on hand!