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meeze




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 27 2020, 9:55 pm
Does anyone know how to clean it from bugs/insects?

There are so many people who don't eat fresh corn on the cob but I want to try to clean it cause I just love fresh corn!

Also are there maybe ones from greenhouses that are better to buy (fresh). And where to buy them?

Please anyone help me out here.
Thank you
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thanks




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 27 2020, 10:30 pm
https://www.star-k.org/checking

The chof-k: CORN ON THE COB – FRESH
Generally not infested. Nevertheless, one
should rinse under strong running water,
after removing the
husk.
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shmosmom




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jul 27 2020, 10:35 pm
I remove the peels, most of the strings, and run under the sink for a minute. Then I boil it in a pot with water, or rub spice on it and grill it.
I love corn on the cob Smile
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amother




Ecru
 

Post  Mon, Jul 27 2020, 10:38 pm
I was told you need to cut it off the cob and check it for insects on a plate. There are many insects in between kernels and next to the cob.
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Zeleze




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 5:25 am
I also heard from Rav Veye, that it needs to be cut off the cob, and then inspected really good to see thats its totaly clean
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FranticFrummie




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 5:32 am
I have done both methods. I have never found a single bug between the kernels, even when cut off and inspected closely.

The only thing I have ever found is the occasional earwig that likes to hide in the husks. Earwigs are BIG, about 3/4 of an inch long, and you don't eat the husk anyway, so I wouldn't consider that "infested."

Recipe:

Cut the corn off the cob, and stir fry in lots of butter, with a dash of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Don't overcook, you still want it to taste slightly raw. Some people like it with fresh lime or cilantro on top.
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amother




Forestgreen
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 6:15 am
There are tiny worms in between the corn pieces embedded in the cob. The worms are the same color as the cob.
Unfortunately I discovered this after we went corn picking at a farm.
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watergirl




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 6:59 am
See the link above. As per the stak k, no need.
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amother




Bisque
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 9:21 am
Yum! I just bought 10 ears from farmers market today. We eat it raw.
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amother




Forestgreen
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 9:39 am
amother [ Bisque ] wrote:
Yum! I just bought 10 ears from farmers market today. We eat it raw.


If you look carefully you will see tiny worms on the cob.
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 9:41 am
Cut off kernels and rinse.
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amother




Bisque
 

Post  Tue, Jul 28 2020, 9:42 am
amother [ Forestgreen ] wrote:
If you look carefully you will see tiny worms on the cob.


As above. Star K says no cleaning other than washing well is needed so we follow that. I only eat corn from
This particular farmer in upstate NY (taste preference) and haven’t seen worms in 10 years
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seeker




 
 
 
 

Post  Fri, Aug 07 2020, 3:44 pm
amother [ Forestgreen ] wrote:
If you look carefully you will see tiny worms on the cob.

Only if they're there... some corn doesn't have worms.

I used to get from a farm when traveling upstate NY but the last couple of years I have found bugs in their corn. Back to the supermarket for me.

I find it interesting and disconcerting that there is such a lack of consensus over corn - I googled several kashrus agencies. One said corn is fine. One said visually inspect. One gave a washing procedure plus screen the water you boil it in. One said don't eat them at all. All from the US. The ou guide doesn't list corn at all which I guess means they're in the no worries camp?
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amother




Forestgreen
 

Post  Fri, Aug 07 2020, 4:56 pm
amother [ Bisque ] wrote:
As above. Star K says no cleaning other than washing well is needed so we follow that. I only eat corn from
This particular farmer in upstate NY (taste preference) and haven’t seen worms in 10 years


You’ll see it in the water it’s cooked in
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amother




Bisque
 

Post  Fri, Aug 07 2020, 5:52 pm
amother [ Forestgreen ] wrote:
You’ll see it in the water it’s cooked in


I eat it raw
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