Red Swet Corn

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by ronp, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ever heard of it. I stopped to get some sweet corn and this is all they had. It looks ugly. I asked about it and was told it is very sweet, well if it is, it is still ugly. I don't even know where it was grown.

    And the kicker? .69 per ear, OUCH!!!

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  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very interesting, maybe Coyote can shed some light on that corn. I've seen the blue corn, but not red.
     
  3. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Isn't that what they call "Indian Corn" ??

    Sure looks like it but it's not dried.
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I found this on a search;
    Red Corn has a deep red color and when cooked a soft, firm texture. This corn is 1 cm in width and length. Corn was introduced to Europeans by Christopher Columbus on his return from the New World. It was originally known as Maize. This multi colored Corn, was mainly used as decoration, but is now gaining popularity as a useful grain for cooking. Corn comes in various colors blue, red, purple and a giant white kernel. Corn add eye appeal and a unique corn flavor to stews, soups and casseroles. Ground corn is used for many products such as Corn Meal, Corn Starch, Masa Harina and Corn FlouTo the American Indians of the southwest, Red Corn represents the movement of the sun to the West; the place that gives long life and the direction our spirits travel when we cross over.
     
  5. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I grew up in New Mexico and agree on the name Indian corn, That what we called it.
     
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No not dried, fresh.

    Thanks, I will have to ask again at the store, I Really don't think it is Indain corn, maybe I am wrong.

    I have been here 12 years and never seen it before. Isn't Indian corn in the fall?
     
  7. noire

    noire Fire Starter

    Tried it for the first time last week... too starchy for my tastes, but not bad. I just got plain ol' sweet corn today.
     
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not worth it at all, buy frozen if you have to, I would next time.
     

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