Sweet corn...800 kernels of goodness!
- Sweet corn comes from the maize family. Its scientific name is Zea mays. Other types of maize, or corn, are used as flour to make some types of bread and breakfast cereals. Popcorn is also a type of maize.
- Sweet corn has been around for only about 200 years, when people discovered corn that had the "sugary" gene and developed sweet corn varieties. Before sweet corn became widely available, field corn was often picked at an immature stage and cooked as a vegetable.
- Sweet corn is a good source of folate, which may prevent birth defects and heart disease. Fresh sweet corn also provides thiamin, niacin and magnesium.
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