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Old 09-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
Spencer James
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sweet corn

My sister was asking me whether sweet corn is considered paleo. I know that regular corn is not, but Wikipedia points out an interesting distinction:

Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain.

Does this mean that sweet corn can conceivably be eaten raw? I don't think I've ever had it or seen it, and it doesn't look like it's been discussed on this message board or by RW before.

Any thoughts or experiences? I figured it is on par with sweet potatoes/yams, but it's hard to say.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
Katherine Derbyshire
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Re: sweet corn

I've personally eaten sweet corn raw.

It's still a grain and therefore not strictly paleo, but it's probably not the worst thing in your diet, either.

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
Christine Theodore Amicucci
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Re: sweet corn

fresh picked sweet corn eaten raw is one of my favorite things and the only way i will eat corn. no one else seems to agree with me but i think it is delicious. i has to be good corn though. i use to do it all the time with fresh jersey corn back home but i found the corn i get in the farmers markets here in oklahoma isn't nearly as good.
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