Sweet Corn Delivery or Pickup
The Instacart guide to sweet corn
About sweet corn
Sweet corn on the cob helps define summer barbecues. Eating boiled or grilled sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter is a delightful treat. Sweet corn also goes well in salads, side dishes, or added to soups. Sweet corn, Zea Mays Saccharata, is in the grass family and is used as a grain. You can find sweet corn in three color variations: yellow, white, or bi-colored. Corn grows as ears inside a husk with a silky tassel that grows from the top of the ear of corn.
Inside of the husk, the corn has densely packed rows of kernels. When freshly harvested, sweet corn has a delicate almond flavor and is very juicy and sweet tasting. Eat fresh sweet corn as soon as possible as the sugar begins to convert to starch soon after harvest.
Sweet corn differs in several ways from field corn that you see growing in vast fields throughout the Midwest. Field corn doesn't have the same sugar content that sweet corn has, and it tends to be dry and starchy. Field corn is closely related to maize which has been grown throughout Mexico and Mesoamerica for over 8,000 years.
About 1,000 years ago, a mutation of maize appeared in Brazil, and this mutation was much sweeter and palatable. Cultivators over the centuries have taken this sweet corn mutation and created sweeter, juicer variations that you'll find in the store or farmers market today. Corn normally ripens in the middle of summer until late summer, depending on the region it's grown in.
Whether you want fresh, frozen, or canned sweet corn, enjoy the convenience of having it delivered to your home when you order sweet corn through Instacart. Simply shop the Instacart website for sweet corn, add it to your order, and an Instacart shopper will deliver it to your home on the same day!
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