How to Buy and Store Corn

Learn how to select the best ears of sweet corn and how to store them properly so you get the most out of the short season.

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    Buying Corn

    When buying corn, look for an ear that is tightly wrapped in its husk, bright green, fresh-looking and not dried out. The silk should be golden or golden-brown and the kernels should be tightly packed and go all the way up to the tip. Corn loses 25 percent of its sugar content within 24 hours of harvest, so buying corn as soon as possible after it's picked is ideal.

    Storing Corn

    Ears of corn can be kept in their husks in the refrigerator for two to three days.