MU Extension MU Extension       University of Missouri    ●    Columbia    ●    Kansas City       Rolla     ●    St. Louis - Food Safety


Quick Answers



We were very disappointed in the sweet corn we froze last summer. It didn't taste nearly as sweet as the corn we ate fresh.

The sugar in sweet corn begins to convert to starch immediately after picking. Look for newly developed varieties that minimize this problem. Eat, freeze or can sweet corn as soon as possible after picking. It's a good idea to have your blanching water heating up while you're picking sweet corn to be frozen.                  



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



University of Missouri logo links to

Site Administrator:
Copyright  ADA  Equal Opportunity

MissouriFamilies is produced by the College of Human Environmental Sciences,
Extension Division, University of Missouri