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Corn also some times known as maize is one of the most widely grown cereal crop in the world. Grown as ‘sweet corn’ for human consumption and ‘field corn’ as a stock feed. Another variety is ‘baby corn’ grown as an Asian green.
Not only do we eat corn fresh but it is used for cornflakes in the morning, the corncob with butter, and even popcorn you eat at the cinemas! Fresh corn cobs can be boiled and also cooked on the bar b q.
Corn is available throughout the year in Australia. When buying corn from your local green grocer look for fresh and green husks. The kernel should be firm but a good tip is to sick your finger nail into the kernel and if it is fresh it should secrete a soft milky substance.