End of summer calls for the most long-awaited and delicious gifts of nature which are grapes, peaches, corn and sunflowers. Me and Pete were waiting for these fruits and vegetables from April and even asked our family friend Teo to keep for us a few of corn cobs from the local fields of Florina area. Just a few days ago he has visited us and brought a huge box of corn and famous local yoghurt Dodoni.
All childhood me and Pete were spending in village with grandmothers and grandfathers. They had animals, fields, vegetables, fruits, berries and even well-water. So Pete liked a lot to eat corn cobs and I was experienced enough to cook it. So with this post I would like to share with you classic and old recipe of Corn Cobs from my grandma.
There are a number of health benefits to eating corn. But the benefits differ slightly depending on the form of corn that you’re eating, such as popcorn or sweet corn. Corn is a whole grain. A whole grain is just what it sounds like, the entire grain. Whole grains are the most nutritious kind of grain. They contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Corn specifically contains a much higher amount of vitamin A than other grains. It’s also a great source of antioxidants. Corn is also considered a starchy vegetable. It’s lower in sugar, fat, and sodium than some other starchy vegetables.
Whether you eat corn on the cob or popcorn (plain), there are plenty of nutrients. They include: protein, fiber, copper, zinc, vitamin B-6, potassium and niacin. Other health benefits of corn include: improving eye health due to its lutein and zeaxanthin content, providing a number of beneficial antioxidants and helping to prevent diverticular disease and lower LDL due to its high fiber content.
Corn on the Cobe Recipe:
INGREDIENTS: 10 Large ears of corn, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
1. Carefully separate and pull down the husks and remove the silk.
2. Fill a large pot about half full of water and bring to a boil.
3. Add sugar, salt amd lemon juice in water.
4. Gently place ears of corn into boiling water, cover the pot and let the corn cook in the hot water until tender.
You can understand that the corn is ready if it has a yellow color and is soft. Make it out from water and let it cool down.