July 15

Kitchen Tip: Choosing, Cooking, and Using Corn on the Cob

Cooking Basics, Healthy Eating, Tips


I don't know about you, but I LOVE fresh sweet corn!!  When the season arrives, I am one of the first in line at the farmstand to get my fill!

Everybody seems to have their own "secret" on how to get a "perfect" ear, but unfortunately some of those tips (like pulling down the top to check the kernels) lead to loss of nutrients and quicker conversion to starch.  

Another way nutrients are lost is in the water when you boil the ears.  Many nutrients are water soluble so they go right down the drain with the water (at least try to use the water on your plants if you do boil!).  Fortunately, there is a method that doesn't require boiling and has the added benefit of getting those silks off easily!!  Check out the video and find out the details!  This was a GAME CHANGER for me, I hope it is for you, too!  ENJOY!!

Fresh corn kernels are a delicious addition to summer salads, sides, and main dishes.  However, it can be a bit messy cutting the kernels off the cob!  Below is a quick video that demonstrates a simple method that keeps your counter clean!

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


basic technique, From Scratch Cooking, healthy cooking, Kitchen Tips, Open Content, Plant-Strong

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