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Is the Corn Sweet?

zackly | Jun 18, 201905:22 AM     8

This time of year in CT we have corn on the cob shipped in from Florida or Georgia. I guess the varieties are called "Super Sweet" as they maintain their sweetness for a week or longer.

Over the last several years these varieties have improved greatly in both taste and texture however, there is apparently no visible way of determining if the corn is sweet. Or is there? Last week I bought some beautiful looking ears that had zero sweetness when cooked and served. Short of taking a bite out of an ear in the market is there any way to tell if an ear is going to taste good/sweet? Thanks!

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