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Featured Harvest of the Month
corn

The Harvest of the Month Featured Produce is

Corn


Reasons to eat corn

1/2 cup of white or yellow corn provides:

  • a good source of folate and thiamin.
  • a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
  • a source of fiber, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.

 

Fun Facts

  • The Native Americans gave corn to Christopher Columbus, who brought it back to Spain. Once in Europe, corn spread quickly throughout the world!
  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows.
  • Corn is consistently ranked among the top ten most commonly consumed vegetables by children in California.

 

Serving Ideas

  • Add corn to your favorite salad recipes using fresh, frozen, or canned corn.
  • Add frozen or canned corn to your favorite casserole or soup.
  • Sprinkle corn kernels on pizza for a new take on toppings.
  • Stuff corn and black beans into whole wheat pita pockets for a healthy sandwich.