National Corn on the Cob Day – June 11, 2021

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The pre-summer time is here. It is time to celebrate the picnic season with humble corn. June 11th is celebrated as National Corn on the Cob Day across the United States - a day dedicated to the golden summertime treat.

If you are a fan of 'corn-stick,' or 'sweet pole,' or however you like to call it, the National Corn on the Cob Day is for you.

Nowadays, we get most of our food products in a can. Even corns are processed and sold in cans. But at one point in history, the only way to eat corn was straight from the cob.

Fortunately, we still have the option to buy corn on the cob in grocery stores and supermarkets. May through September is the peak time for corns to be available across the markets. You can serve the corn directly on the cob as a side dish by boiling, grilling, or roasting them.

Trick to pick the perfect corn

It is fun to eat the corn directly from the cob. It is even delicious when the seeds are fresh and tender. If you plan to pick some corns of the shelf for yourself, you need to know the trick to identify the right ones.

The kernels are soft and full of sweetness during their milk stage. It is the best time to eat them before they get too hard. You can boil, roast or grill these soft kernels without removing them from the cob.

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Add some butter and lemon and sprinkle some salt on it. Now you can take some bite-sizes of this incredibly delicious treat straight from the cob.

Amazing facts about corn

No one knows who is the founder of National Corn on the Cob Day. But here is a timeline of sweet corn's history for you.

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Timeline of sweet cornsite: nationaltoday

Corn is an extremely popular grain across the world. It’s the numero uno field crop harvested in the United States. But only 1% of the total corn produced in the US tastes sweet.

Corn on the cob is considered a vegetable, but the kernels are deemed a grain. It is used in making a variety of products, including high fructose corn syrup, fuel alcohol, and fireworks. You can find corn as an ingredient in your toothpaste, shampoo, and marshmallows.

How to observe corn on the cob day

People celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day by visiting festivals and parades in many cities across the US. There used to be beautiful parades in the cities like Plainview, Minnesota. But with the current pandemic, many of these celebrations might not be arranged full-fledged.

But not to worry. You can celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day by buying fresh and sweet corn on the cob from your local store. Boil them, roast them or grill them to your preference and share them with friends and family.

Let us know if you are going to celebrate the occasion this year?

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