How to choose corn for cooking

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First, we’ll tell you how to choose the right corn for cooking. Go to the market early, when the sellers are just laying out their harvest. Choose cobs with light, slightly yellowish grains. Their color should resemble ripe ears of wheat. If the corn is dull and faded, it means it is overripe. Touch the grains – they should be soft and elastic, like small rubber balls. Hard and dry ones are only suitable for animal feed.How to choose corn for cooking

Pay attention to the leaves too. In a young plant they are juicy, bright green, without yellowing. But dried and frayed leaves indicate that the cobs have been collected a long time ago and can only be used for livestock feed.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect cobs, try to turn them into a summer delicacy as quickly as possible.