Scientific Name: Zea mays convar
Also known as:
Corn on the cob.
Sweet corn requires warm growing conditions, deep, well-drained, fertile soil and consistent, plentiful moisture. The great diversity in climates in Rugby Farm’s growing areas, ensure sweet corn can be produced 12 months of the year.
Sweet corn is rich in carbohydrates and sugars and contains vitamins A, B3 and C, folic acid, protein and dietary fibre.
The first recorded sweet corn was given to European settlers by native Americans in 1779. Soon after, it became popular 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.
How to Store:
Keep sweet corn in a plastic bag in the crisper of the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
How to Use:
For hints, tips and ideas on how to best enjoy Sweet Corn, visit www.taste.com.au