Storing Sweet Corn

Storing Sweet Corn

What are the best methods of storing sweet corn?  Really, the best thing to do is buy the freshest corn you can find, and eat it as soon as possible.  Half of the sugar in an ear of corn turns to starch within three days of harvest.  With some sweeter varieties, this may take a little longer but after about a week, the corn will loose it’s sweetness.

Corn needs to be refrigerated as quickly as possible after harvest.

The corn should be stored in a perforated plastic bag to prevent moisture loss.  Do not remove the husks since they will protect the corns flavour.  Corn will absorb odors from other items (especially onions).

Store sweet corn for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

Freezing Sweet Corn

If you happen to have too much, the best method of storing sweet corn would be to freeze it.  Frozen whole corn on the cob can be kept for up to one year.  Frozen corn kernals can be kept for two to three months.

If you found this post useful, or if you have any tips for storing corn, please leave a comment.

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4 comments on “Storing Sweet Corn
  1. purabi naha says:

    What a wonderful post on how to store corn! Corn is always used in a variety of dishes in my kitchen and therefore, thanks for these useful storage tips!

    • Mark says:

      Thanks Purabi,
      Corn is so versatile. There are just so many different ways to use it when you cook. Maybe that should be a topic for a blog post.

  2. Tes says:

    Thanks for posting this. I usually buy sweet corn in really large batch and these tip will help me manage them better 🙂

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