Fresh corn tastes the sweetest right after harvesting, so buy local or from the farmer’s market if possible.
Look for corn with a tight outer green husk that is not dried out, and plenty of silk. Take a little peek at the tip of the ear for the firm and plump kernels.
The silk should also have moisture locked in. If you see any tiny holes in the husk, avoid them, those are from worms! But don’t peel back all of the husks. As the corn dries out, the natural sugars start to convert to starch and don’t taste as good.
How do you store corn on the cob?
Store corn in the refrigerator in its husk. Make sure to wrap it tightly in a plastic bag, the dry air is the enemy.
If the kernels dry out, it will taste starchy. Taking it a step further, you can wrap the cobs in damp paper towels, and then place inside a plastic bag to keep them moist. Eat corn on the cob within three days.
Health benefits of corn
Corn is low fat, fibrous, and a starchy complex carbohydrate. When eaten straight from the cob, it provides a source of sustained energy and nutritional benefits. One serving is notable in the levels of potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C.
The yellow pigmentation provides anti-oxidants called lutein, good for eye health and zeaxanthin for skin health. It has a higher amount of insoluble to soluble fibre, providing digestive benefits. Try to purchase organic corn if available for the most nourishing crop. — jessicagavin.com