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Mississippi Sweet Corn

Most of the corn you see growing in the fields across Mississippi is field corn that is used for feeding animals and in ethanol production. Sweet corn harvested by Mississippi Farm Families is mostly consumed as fresh corn ears.

In 2012, the value of corn production to our state was $891 million. Corn isn’t just good business, it is good nutrition for our Mississippi families. 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 are 100% whole grain.

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Enjoy making this classic corn recipe for your family.

Corn Casserole

1 (15 1/4-oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4-oz.) can cream-style corn
1 (8-oz.) package corn muffin mix
1 cup light sour cream
1/2 stick margarine, melted
1 cup shredded Cheddar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted margarine. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.