By: Kelley Dillon and Jenny Breen
This recipe was inspired by our CSA which included sweet corn from Willie Yoder.
“Healthy dietary patterns include whole grains and limit the intake of refined grains. At least half of total grains should be whole grains.”
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025
Corn is a staple crop around the world. There are six types of corn kernels: flint, flour, dent, pop, sweet, and waxy. All varieties differ in flavor, texture, color, and purpose. Varieties can be feed, flour, cornmeal, corn syrup, popcorn, and fuel.
Most corn is a GMO product of maize. GMO, or genetically modified organism, means DNA has been minorly altered to cause a desired trait. Crops are commonly modified to resist insects or pests. Willie Yoder uses all organic methods.
Despite the fact that we think of corn as a vegetable, it is actually a whole grain and gluten free! Corn contains potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, B vitamins, and phytonutrients.
Whole grains include all parts of the kernel: bran, endosperm, and germ. The most nutritious parts of kernel are removed from refined grains. Enriched refined grains have some vitamins and minerals added back but are still not as nutritious as whole grains.