A Michigan summer is not complete without stopping by a roadside stand or visiting the grocery store for fresh Michigan sweet corn.
It’s delicious all on its own, with a pinch of salt and glazed in butter. Michigan sweet corn is in season July through September, making it the perfect accessory to summertime in Michigan.
Michigan sweet corn facts:
- Michigan sweet corn is enjoyed throughout the state in several varieties
- In 2009, Michigan produced 101.1 million pounds of sweet corn for the fresh market worth $23.6 million
- Most corn you see planted in fields today is field corn. Learn more about field corn here.
- Sweet corn is rich in vitamin C, iron, thiamin, riboflavin and fiber
- Yellow variety corn has significant levels of phenolic flavnoid pigment antioxidants such as b-carotenes, lutein, xanthins and vitamin A, which are required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skin and vision
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