Baby corn is a popular Asian vegetable that many people presume comes from dwarf corn plants. In fact, baby corn is the immature ear of fully grown standard cultivars of either sweet corn or field corn. There is no taste advantage in growing a sweet corn variety over field corn, since the ears are harvested before the sugars have an opportunity to accumulate. Ear quality, more than yield, should be the primary objective when selecting a variety. Small kernel size, straight row kernel alignment and tapered tips are preferred characteristics for high quality baby corn. Baby corn is harvested while the ears are still immature. The ideal ear size is 9 to 10cm long and approx 1,5cm in diameter.
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Baby corn is available from Kenia, Thailand and India.
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Baby corn is hand harvested 1 to 2 days after silk emergence, while the ears are still immature. The ideal ear size is 9 to 10cm long and approx 1,5cm in diameter.View Baby corn
The fruit of the sweetcorn plant is the corn kernel. The ear is a collection of kernels on the cob and is covered by tightly wrapped leaves called the husk.View Sweet corn
There are many ways to prepare a sweet corn. Nevertheless every preparation, except for roasting, starts with removing the husk and silk from the corn. When this is done the vegetable can be boiled, baked or dried.Consumption
Baby corn is commonly eaten whole. It has a convenient size for stir-fries. This small attractive corn makes an ideal edible garnish with its sweet delicate corny flavor.When to eat
A baby corn is ripe when pressing on a kernel it shows a creamy coloured liquid. When ripe, keep refrigerated and consume within a few days.
Did you know?
- The kernels can be made into alcohol.
- Traditionally, it is believed the crow brought the first corn, along with the bean, from the Creator's cornfield in the Southwest, where the Creator lived. They say the corn was in the crow's one ear, and the bean in the other.
- Our baby corn from Thailand is For Life certified.