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Nutritional Table

Selection - Husk one side of corn. Press fingernail into one kernel to test liquid. Ripe corn should have a milky-looking liquid; overripe corn will have either a clear liquid or none at all.

Storage - Store unhusked in a cool, dry place. If corn is cooked, store in a covered plastic container in the fridge.

Preparation - Husk corn and remove as many silks as possible; boil or steam.

Nutritional Information - Corn is high in folic acid and contains fair amounts of thiamin, vitamin C, magnesium, niacin and potassium. It is also a good source of fiber. One serving size, an ear, has 83 calories.

Benefits - Corn is a good source of folate, which is needed for women who are taking oral contraceptives. It is also a good source of fiber and thiamine. One ear has 83 calories.


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