Delicious Summer Corn

  July 25, 2011  |    Blog

Grilled corn on the cob is one of the many things we love about the summer!

When we were in college, our parents moved to New Jersey and when we’d stay with them over the summer, they would bring home the sweetest locally grown corn-on-the-cob we’d ever tasted. And since we were studying nutrition, we always felt good about eating corn since aside from being delicious, corn is packed with nutrients. It’s high in fiber, and it surprises many when they learn that corn is considered a whole grain. So it helps to keep you full long after your meal. It’s also a surprising source of folic acid, vitamin C, and niacin. All this for just about 80 calories an ear!

When summertime rolls around, we LOVE to keep corn in its husk and throw it straight on the grill. Charring the husks cooks the corn to perfection! Cut leftovers off the cob and toss with chopped tomatoes, peppers, red onion and a spritz or drizzle of olive oil for a delicious summer salad!

Do you do eat your corn on the cob? Or do you cut the corn off the cob and combine it with something else?

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