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