Corn is frequently cultivated in crop rotation cycles with soy, because they grow in similar climates. Like soy, the oil is among the cheapest vegetable oils available on the market today, and it is used in everything from margarine to sports drink ecause it is relatively inexpensive as a food additive, and considered "healthy" by many, and can be grown organically, corn is often an ingredient in natural and health-food alternatives.Chemical analysis from restaurants across the United States shows that nearly every cow or chicken used in fast food is raised on a diet of corn, prompting fresh criticism of the government’s role in subsidizing poor eating habits
Although we often associate corn with the color yellow, it actually comes in host of different varieties featuring an array of different colors, such as red, pink, black, and blue. Corn grows in "ears," each of which is covered in rows of kernels that are then protected by the silk-like threads called "corn silk" and encased in a husk
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Preparation and Use
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 ahead.
To roast corn with the husks on, whether on a barbeque, open flame or in the oven (not recommended as it may smoke) - pull down the green leaves nearly to the bottom w/o removing completely from the stem and remove the silks from between the kernals and the green leaves. Once the silks are removed, you may add any number of ingredients - cheese (cojita and lime are a nice combination) and/or simply salt and pepper.