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Is Sweet Corn Bad For You? Plus More Myths About Sweet Corn Busted

Find out the answers to surprising myths about sweet corn.

Sweet corn is one of summer’s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection and lightly buttered, offers incredible, complex sweetness, an intoxicating texture and plenty of nutrition benefits to boot.

But many people have convinced themselves that sweet corn is bad. That’s a shame. It’s easy to take a few real nuggets of fact and use them to come to a distorted conclusion about this super summer veggie. Barry Estabrook’s feature in the July/August issue of EatingWell, called “Sweet Summer Corn,” seeks to set the record straight about this misunderstood vegetable. Here are some of the biggest myths about corn.

— Matt Thompson, Associate Food Editor

Next: Myth #1: Most sweet corn is genetically modified. »


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