Presented by the Aging and Disability Resource Center

Have you had your corn on the cob eating contest yet this summer?  Even though corn is considered both a vegetable (fresh) and a grain (dried), in August we will be focusing on the edible vegetable: Sweet Corn.

There are a lot of facts and nutritional information about sweet corn that many don’t realize or even think about.  Even though this is a starchy vegetable, you can fit this food into a healthy meal plan.  Now, load it with butter & salt — that’s a whole other story!

History shows that Native American tribes were the original growers of sweet corn, and it grew in popularity around the late 1800s when it became accessible to Europeans.

Sweet corn is packed with fiber, folate, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals.  It can be steamed, microwaved, baked, boiled, and BBQ’d — and used in sooo many different recipes!

Join us in August for our monthly Beneficial Bites educational sessions and gather some healthy recipes that include sweet corn.  You’ll get to taste a few of them as well!  These presentations are open to all ages and are free to attend.  Times, locations, and dates can be found in the Barron County Review Newspaper, by calling the ADRC at 715-537-6225, or by visiting our website at

Beneficial Bites

Joe will once again entertain with his knowledge of Sweet Corn on Wednesday, August 28th @ 1pm