Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Sweet Corn

Sweet corn grows on over 2,000 acres in Mississippi. Most of the ears are consumed in Mississippi by folks who know fresh corn ears are a delight to eat. Sweet plump corn kernels burst with flavor with each bite while that sweet corn juice awakens your taste buds.

Most of the corn you see growing in the fields across Mississippi is not sweet corn. It is called field corn that is used for feeding animals and in ethanol production.

Corn is cholesterol free. It’s a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, thiamine, fiber and is very high in antioxidants. Corn on the cob and cut corn is a 100% whole grain.

Corn and Avocado Salsa

½ c. corn kernels
½ avocado, diced
1 plum tomato, chopped
2 t. chopped fresh cilantro
Lime juice to taste
Salt to tast
Combine corn, avocado, tomato and cilantro in a small bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste.
Note: If using fresh corn kernels, steam for 1-2 minutes. If fresh corn is out of season, use thawed frozen corn kernels.

Serve as a side dish, or eat with crackers for a snack or when serving as an appetizer.