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7 things you should know about sweet corn.

1TO check if sweet corn is fresh, make sure that the husks are green and the tassel at the end is fine and silky.

2IF you eat sweet corn when it's really fresh the kernels should be plump, juicy and full of flavour.

3sweet corn should be cooked in boiling water with a little sugar, but not salt as this can make the kernels tough. Season well and serve with melted butter on top.

4sweet corn is a gluten-free cereal.

5ONE ear of corn has around the same number of calories as an apple.

6 SEVERALNative American tribes grew sweet Native American tribes grew sweet corn and the Iroquois are believed to have introduced European settlers.

7EARS of corn have been found in Mexican caves dating back to around 6000 BC.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Sep 21, 2014
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