Monday, September 28, 2009

C is for corn.

Here is a great tutorial for grilling corn.  I have never done it, but I am going to be trying it tonight.   Have you tried it?   I am teaching outdoor grilling at Thursday night's RELIEF SOCIETY MEETING (not enrichment -- ha ha, did you see the broadcast?).  I think I may throw on some ears of corn along with the green beans, zucchini, peppers and PIZZA I am grilling.

I researched the nutritional value and found out thatcornactually doesn't have as much value as most other vegetables.  corn is a starch.  The sugars in corn start to become starches right after they are picked.  The natural sweetness starts to go.  It is best to eat them freshly picked.

corn is pretty high in calories comparatively.  Remember last week, I mentioned a medium zucchini has 25 calories? Corn has 125 per large cob.  There are 160 calories in 1 cup of corn.  Very high in carbohydrates and calories.  The caloric levels make it a great source of natural sugar energy.  corn is a good vegetable source of protein.  corn is nearly 10% protein.  It does contain vitamins (B, A and E) and is good for skin care, the nervous system and maintaining low cholesterol. 

eat it fresh while it lasts!


  1. Loved the tutorial, but honestly, I grill corn all summer long and have never done all of that. I just throw it on the grill, husks and all, and try not to char too much of the husk otherwise your kernels get burnt as well. Usually I put the corn on the top rack of my grill, you know the one used for keeping stuff warm, because, again, if the corn gets too hot or close to the fire, it will char the kernel. Also, this is the favorite way my family cooks corn while camping. We just throw it in the coals and wait for the husks to get browned. Happy grilling - grilled corn is awesome!

  2. Thanks Holly! I am glad you commented and shared because I have never grilled corn myself. I ate it once at a friend's house and he just threw on the whole corn in the husk, no prep. I actually didn't like the flavor and I wondered why. Maybe it was the charcoal? After seeing this tutorial I thought that maybe it was the flavor of the silk? I thought maybe taking it off would remove that flavor I didn't like. Hmmmm.... I need to try it both ways and see now! Your way is MUCh easier for sure!

    Great idea for camping too.... we love camping.


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