When to Enjoy
Sweet corn from Florida is picked in May, offering a sweet preview of summer.
- It’s best to buy corn the day you want to eat it. But if you must wait a day or two, refrigerate corn right in its husk. If your corn is already shucked, refrigerate it in a sealed plastic bag.
- Keep your kitchen a little neater by shucking your corn inside a large plastic or paper bag that you’ll also use to collect and discard the leaves and silk.
- Some folks swear by this method for cleanly separating the silk from the kernels: Microwave the ears for a few minutes. Use an oven mitt to handle the hot ears. Shuck as usual, or cut about an inch off each end and slip the ear right out.
Florida sweet corn is a great source of dietary fiber and energizing carbohydrates.
A medium (3.2 oz) ear provides 90 calories, and the following:
Sodium: 0 g
Potassium: 250 mg/7% DV
Carbs: 18 g/6% DV
Fiber: 2 g/8% DV
Sugars: 5 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A: 2% DV
Vitamin C: 10 % DV
Calcium: 0% DV
Iron: 2% DV
Percent Daily Values (% DV) based on a 2,000‐calorie diet.