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What’s Fresh: Is corn healthy or not?

By Carolyn Malcoun, July 14, 2010 - 11:08am

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Carolyn asks: What’s your favorite way to eat corn?


Corn fried in mixture of olive oil and a little bit of butter, sprinkled with sea salt and pepper. For a change I also add chopped fresh tomatoes.


08/21/2010 - 10:49pm

Thanks for this article. I was at the grocery store last week, and saw a friend of mine. I commented to her that the fresh corn looked good today, and she said, but it causes belly fat. Since I am a certified nutritionist, this comment alarmed me. I am printing this article to give to her. Corn flakes may cause belly fat, but not fresh corn!


08/21/2010 - 11:20am

barbqued on the grill is the best


08/19/2010 - 8:27pm

Boiled on the cob for 9 minutes...or less. Then eat! You can add butter and salt and pepper if you like but it is great without it if it is really fresh and young.


07/28/2010 - 10:48am

Please keep in mind that much of the 'bi-colour' sweet corn is, in fact, Genetically-Modified corn and therefore, no longer a healthy choice. Up here in Canada, a number of local farmers are passing off Bt corn and the above mentioned bi-colour corn as 'sweet corn' and supposedly fit for human consumption. Be aware of the difference. Debbie


07/26/2010 - 9:44pm

Boiled in water with a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar


07/25/2010 - 8:45am

make a foil packet and smear corn with butter garlic and basil and cook on grill for 12 minutes, yummy


07/23/2010 - 8:24am

COrn is great as long as you are buying it organic. Somewhere between 80 and 90% of the corn crop in the US is genetically modified/genetically engineered. Research findings are coming out now that GE/GM foods are not healthy for humans or test (lab) animals. So why risk your health and that of your family's by eating non-organic corn?


07/22/2010 - 11:12pm

Corn, on the cobb, in the can, or any way, is a complex carbohydrate and should be taken with caution. As with any starch, like potatoes, no matter what vitamins each contain, starches should be consumed in moderation.

Has anyone ever heard of a diabetic diet. Starches are the number one thing that is monitored, and sugars are next.

Ever wonder what happens to the unused caloric intake in your system. Well, you will gain weight, and it is from the carbs, and corn is a complex carb.

So, do it in moderation.


07/22/2010 - 6:42pm

A friend taught me to make creamed corn with evaporated milk and I love it. I freeze corn off the cob in summer just so I can have creamed corn in the winter.


07/21/2010 - 1:17am

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