What is summer without sweet, juicy corn on the cob? Corn on the cob is fun to eat and a favorite veggie among everyone. It is an old vegetable and has been around for thousands of years starting in Mexico and is now grown everywhere in the world. A fun fact about an ear of corn is that there are about 16 rows on a cob with about 800 kernels to eat!
Believe it or not corn has some pretty amazing health benefits. Corn is a great source of vitamin A, E, and B. Corn provides great fiber, which helps with our colon health. Surprisingly, corn has antioxidants that are anti-carcinogenic to help ward off Alzheimer’s disease as well as certain cancers. Unlike other vegetables when you cook corn the antioxidants strengthen and these properties fight cancer causing free radicals.
I have found the fool proof way to cook corn that tastes perfect every time. What I do is put the shucked corn into a big pot fill with water. Put a couple of pats of butter in the pot with salt. I get the pot to a boil and let it boil for about 5-7 minutes and then turn the heat off and let the corn stand in the hot water for about 30 minutes to steam. I then take the corn out and serve with butter and salt. A perfect, hot, sweet corn on the cob! One medium ear of build corn has about 80 calories without melted butter so enjoy this amazing ancient vegetable!