Corn is a rich source of many essential nutrients and fiber. A meal rich in corn can go a long way in protecting against many diseases and ailments.
Look for corn whose husks are fresh and green and not dried out. They should envelope the ear and not fit too loosely around it. To examine the kernels, gently pull back on part of the husk. The kernels should be plump and tightly arranged in rows.
Eat corn on the cob either just as is or seasoned with a little organic butter, or olive oil.
Healthy sauté cooked corn with green chilies and onions.
Use polenta (a type of cornmeal) as a pizza crust for a healthy pizza.
Add corn kernels and diced tomatoes to guacamole.
Adding corn to soup, whether it chili or chowder, enhances the soup's hardiness..
Corn can be cooked either with or without its husk in a variety of different ways. If using the wet heat methods of boiling or steaming, make sure not to add salt or overcook as the corn will tend to become hard and lose its flavor. Or, they can be broiled in the husk. If broiling, first soak the corn in the husk beforehand.