Baby corn (also known as young corn, cornlets or baby sweetcorn) is a cereal grain taken from corn (maize) harvested early while the stalks are still small and immature. It typically is eaten whole – cob included – in contrast to mature corn, whose cob is too tough for human consumption.
Baby corn is a good source of fibre, which is required to keep the digestive tract healthy. It acts as a broom and helps maintain healthy bowels and avoid constipation.
Corn is high in carbs and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat.
Baby corn can be refrigerated for up to one week without losing its quality. It should be stored at 50 -7 0C, with a relative humidity of 90 per cent. Baby corn can also be frozen. Also, place husked baby corn in boiling water or steam.