The first recorded sweet corn was given to European settlers by Native Americans in 1779 soon after that it became a very popular food in the southern and central United States. Open pollinated varieties of white corn became available in the 19th century and developments in hybridization in the 20th century have lead to better control over disease and uniformity issues. These days corn whether it be fresh or frozen corn is still a staple in most families diet.
Sweetcorn is rich in Carbohydrates and Sugars and contains useful amounts of vitamins A, B3 (which supports metabolism, the nervous and digestive systems) and C. It also contains Folic Acid, Fibre and Protein.
Scientific Name: Zea mays convar
Peppered Corn Fritters Recipe
1-1/4 cups fresh corn
- 1 cup finely chopped red capsicum
- 1 cup finely chopped onions
- 1-1/4 cups of plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup milk
- Oil for frying
- In a large bowl, combine the corn, capsicum and onions. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cumin, salt and pepper; stir into corn mixture. Gradually add milk, stirring until blended.
- In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil. Drop batter by 1/4 cupful’s, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 14 fritters.
- Corn is grown on every continent in the world except Antarctica
- One bushel of corn will sweeten up to 800 cans of Coca-Cola.
Yellow Sweet Corn is Available all year round.