One ear of corn yields about 1/2 cup of corn. Raw corn can be cut straight from the ear. If the corn is intended to be frozen, however, it is recommended that corn is submerged in a pot of boiling water for four minutes and then placed in an ice bath before being cut off the ear.
One ear of sweet corn has approximately 59 calories after it is boiled and drained, according to Calorie King. Only four of these calories are from fat.
Although sizes and weights vary a great deal, an average ear of corn weighs between 1 and 1.5 pounds. This estimate is based on how many dry ears of corn it takes to complete a bushel of corn.
A shucked ear of corn only needs to cook for one or two minutes. Bring fresh, salted water to a rolling boil and add the corn. When the ear is warmed through, it's done.
According to MedicineNet, corns can be treated with medicated products that contain salicylic acid, a substance that dissolves the protein that makes up most of the corn. Salicylic acid treatments can be purchased as drops, pads, plasters and applicators.
Corn is a good addition to any diet because this whole grain food provides fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Its high-fiber content helps people with digestive problems, such as constipation and hemorrhoids, to have better bowel movement.
Generally, most varieties of sweet and field corn produce one or two ears per stalk. Early maturing sweet corn produces a single ear, while late maturation types produce two. Only the first ear produced is sold because the second ear is smaller and inferior in quality.
The human ear works by directing sound waves into the ear canal where specialized structures translate the vibrations into nerve impulses. The impulses then travel up the auditory nerve into the brain for processing.
Corn originated in present-day Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Its ancestor is a grass that native farmers cultivated into corn over time.
Baby corn, a common ingredient in Asian stir fry dishes, is regular sweet corn that has been picked before it reaches maturity. Because it is still young, the cob is tender and is eaten along with the corn kernels. Ears of baby corn are typically about 4 inches in length when picked.