Is Corn a Whole Grain or a Vegetable?

Because it is low in fat, saturated fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free, corn makes a great addition to a healthy diet. Fresh corn on the cob is the ideal summer grain, but it may not be easily enjoyed all year round. The good news is corn is always available in other forms, like canned or frozen. When choosing canned corn, choose low-sodium options or rinse with a colander before serving. Frozen corn is packed at the peak of its ripeness (summertime) making it a delicious choice any time of year.

According to the Whole Grains Council, fresh corn is usually classified as a vegetable and dried corn (including popcorn) as a grain. Corn is a whole grain if the bran, germ, and endosperm are all left intact, just like whole wheat.

What does that mean for all you Captain’s Creatives? Eat corn when you can! Summer is the perfect time to find corn on the cob at your local farmers market (Check if they have Double Up Food Bucks at your farmers market)

How many ways are there to eat corn? Captain Create’s food friend Candi has a few ideas!

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