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Techniques on How to Boil and Grill Corn on the Cob

Updated on August 29, 2014

Health Benefits of Corn


  • Corn is a good source of the thiamine Vitamin B and B5 - (panthotenic). It is also rich in Vitamins E and C, folic acid, essential fatty acids, fiber and very rich in minerals ( Magnesium and Phosphorous
  • The corn is also good for the health of your eyes, since it is an antioxidants it contain petrochemicals that fights against the degeneration of cells.
  • Corn is healthy to your hair as it strengthens your hair follicles as it is rich in lycopene and Vitamin C. Lycopene is said to be good anti cancer substance
  • It increase production of collagen which is healthy to skin
  • it gives the needed energy for your carbohydrate needs
  • It boosts your mental strength as it is rich on thiamine Vitamin
  • Corn is a fiber and fiber are good healthy foods -- easily digested


Techniques on How to Boil and Grill Corn on the Cob

Techniques on How to Boil and Grill Corn on the Cob. It is very easy to cook -- grill and boil corn and you can master it in simple steps. The basic of grilling and boiling the corn comes with a fresh corn to start with. Corn are very nutritious food and is the staple food in some culture and it is really worth the time if you buy fresh corn yourself from fresh markets and do it yourself cooking -- boiling and grilling corn. it is fun and corn is a healthy food.

Simple Easy Steps on Choosing Corn and Preparing for the cooking

Simple Easy Steps on Choosing Corn -- the first step in cooking is to choose the right product to cook. In terms of corn it should be fresh.

Corn although botanically is a fruit -- is mostly considered a vegetable and used in cooking main menu. It is good when you eat it as a stand alone.

In this hub, I will talk about corn grilling and boiling

How to check freshness of corn

  • Fresh corn are corn which are just harvested, you can test it by looking at the silk on top of the corn, if it is more paler it is more fresh, and the more the silk, the fresher, it is.
  • You can also look at the husk, then you can notice if it is just fresh from the farm -- one to three days. The more greener it is the more fresher the corn
  • In some parts when you cant buy a fresh corn from fresh market, look at the tip of the corn and if it is not starting to decay, then it is still good.

Shucking the Corn

  • This is the process of removing the corn form the husk, and this is relatively easy. Start it from the top and then, remove the husk in a manner in which it will be remove completely. remove the hair on it by using a toothbrush clean one -- one which was not used or a piece cloth. Now you are ready to cook the corn.

Experts would say that soaking the corn in water is good at least for an hour before cooking so that it will not burn before grilling and the nutrients will not be lost while grilling it

Cooking Don'ts Pertaining to Corn

  1. Never add salt to water when boiling it. It makes the corn hard
  2. Don't put cold water into the corn after it is boiled to make it cold so that it will be ready to eat, the skin will sag and shrink
  3. Don't overcooked the corn as it will lose some of the nutrients

Fresh Corn on the Cob Boiling

Boiling Corn

  • After the corn is shuck and soaked in water for one hour you are now ready to boil it. Place the corn which are shucked into a pot with water just submerging the corn and the let it boil
  • Check the corn by placing a fork and sticking the fork and see if it is already soft.
  • Get the corn according to the desired softness
  • Don't overcook


Grilling Corn

Grilling Corn

After the corn is shucked and is ready for grilling prepare your barbecue grill. Then if the charcoal is heated put the corn which was soaked in water into the charcoal grill not directly,

Monitor the progress by turning it every five minutes

It is nice if you can put the charcoal fire into medium burn so that the corn will not burn

To avoid carcinogen don't overcook the corn

Corn is done when it is soft and brownish in color not black, then it is burn already.

Get the corn and let it settle for five minutes before eating it as it is hot

People eating corn as part of meal


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    • Money Glitch profile image

      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Hhhhmmmm, my mouth is watering. There's nothing better than a good grilled ear of corn. Thanks for sharing these techniques. :)

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      Mentalist acer 

      9 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Corn is my Favorite vegetable. Thanks for the informative Hub Alexandria...


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