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What is the difference between corn and sweet corn?

sweet corn is maize but not all maize is sweet corn. Maize and corn are interchangeable terms in the U.S. with simple “corn” being more common. “Sweet Corn” is corn harvested before it is fully mature and dry. This is the corn you use for “corn on the cob” or preserved as creamed corn or niblet corn.

Subsequently, one may also ask, can you eat field corn like sweet corn?

Field corn is used very differently than sweet corn. It’s not nearly as sweet as sweet corn, so it doesn’t taste very good right off the cob. Field corn will be processed into corn meal or corn flour, and then used in foods that have corn as an ingredient. Some field corn is called seed corn.

Secondly, how is Indian corn different from sweet corn? Unlike the typical niblets or corn on the cob that you serve at mealtime, Indian corn isn’t sweet. It’s also got a pretty starchy texture when it’s cooked. You could compare it to hominy, which is used to make grits. Indian corn can be ground to make flour, or the whole kernel can be reserved for popcorn.

Regarding this, what is sweet corn used in?

While a small portion of “Field Corn” is processed for use as corn cereal, corn starch, corn oil and corn syrup for human consumption, it is primarily used for livestock feed, ethanol production and manufactured goods. It’s considered a grain. Sweet corn is what people purchase fresh, frozen or canned for eating.

How long should I boil corn?

Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Add the peeled corn on the cob. Cover and return to a boil. Cook for 5-7 minutes.


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