BABYCORN

A tender young version of sweetcorn (corn on the cob), usually no longer than 10cm long. The tiny ears of corn are deliciously sweet, crunchy and entirely edible.

Babycorn originated in Thailand, which now produces 80 of the worlds supply.

BABYCORN are classed as a vegetable.

Tips

Stir-fry, steam or boil.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (boiled): energy 23 kcal, 96 kJ protein 2.9g carbohydrate 1.9g fat 0.4g.

Preparation

Wash before use. Trim the thicker ends. Leave whole or slice into even-sized pieces. Be careful not to cut too small as it may disintegrate during cooking.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Choosing

Choose firm cobs of baby corn that are pale yellow in colour.

Fun Fact

Babycorn is a relatively new vegetable, a hybrid of the more traditional corn on the cob.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

CountryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kenya
Thailand
Zambia