I love sweet corn.
One of my summer goals is to eat as much of it as possible!
But not all corn is created equal!!
What some people might not realize is that there is a difference between sweet corn and field corn.
Here is a picture of sweet corn next to field corn. Actully here are two pictures (I added a 3rd for fun!!) because neither one of them is very good, one is dark and one is blurry!
As you can see (well maybe…) the sweet corn is a smaller plant and not as hardy looking as the field corn.
I took them out of a moving truck as we were leaving at 9:00 p.m. for our mini vacation.
No, we weren’t planning on leaving at 9 p.m. hence while I took the pictures on the move!!
Stay tuned for another post about our trip!
Sweet corn, bred for its sweet taste, is harvested when kernals are at the milk stage and are fairly high in moisture content.
Field corn is harvested when the kernels are hard and relatively dry and is used as a starch for animal feed. Our cows love their corn!!
When the field corn has dried down, it gets a noticeable dent at the top of the kernal.
Another difference between the two is the color of the kernal, sweet corn is usually more yellow while field corn has more of an orange tint.
So, do you think you can tell the difference?!?!
Hint* the majority of corn you see in the fields is field corn!!