How to Cook Corn With Maximum Benefits for the Body – Experts’ Answer

There are certain conditions, or rather secrets, to how exactly corn should be processed and cooked (with maximum benefit to the body).

Corn is a very popular vegetable, and it differs from other “colleagues” in that it can be simply boiled without any preliminary processing and consumed as a ready-made dish. The Greenpost portal interviewed experts and they told us how to cook corn (with maximum benefits for the body).

  1. It is best to boil ears of corn in a cast-iron pot with thick walls, covered with a lid. However, a clay pot, a double boiler, a slow cooker, and even a microwave oven will also work.
  2. The ears of corn need to be cleaned of leaves – some can be left, but only healthy, undamaged leaves.
  3. It is better to cover the bottom of the pan with corn leaves.
  4. Corn should be cooked without salt so that it does not become too hard.
  5. To cook, put the corn in boiling water and immediately reduce the heat.
  6. Young corn is cooked for 20-30 minutes, and ripe corn – for 30-40 minutes. Old corn can be cooked for two hours.
  7. Old corn ears should be cleaned of fibers and leaves, cut in half, and poured with milk diluted with ordinary cold drinking water in a 1:1 ratio. After the corn has been in this milk mixture for four hours, it can be boiled.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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