For many, corn is the official vegetable of summer. Those with an ear to the ground will notice corn making its way into salsas, casseroles, and crowd-pleasing barbecues. Most people are familiar with field corn, though many are not aware of its sweet, buttery counterpart, supersweet corn. This vegetable, combined with the freeze-drying process, can create products that both delight and offer new variety to customers.

Farmer browses through field corn.

Many are familiar with field corn, but less so with supersweet corn.

Corn’s flavor and nutrition profile

Field corn is by no means unhealthy, but supersweet corn is packed with nutrition and is a whole grain. Whole grains have a lower glycemic index, which means it takes the body more time to process and convert it into energy — a good thing for creating products that provide all-day energy.

The benefits do not stop there. A midsize ear of supersweet corn also contains around 3 grams of dietary fiber and nearly 3.5 grams of protein. It also contains a healthy dose of vitamin C and is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants can help fight cancer and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Plus, the freeze-dried version of supersweet corn retains all the nutrients of fresh corn It practically melts in your mouth with a buttery-sweet flavor that isn’t too crunchy. It’s a sweet treat that almost anybody can get behind.

The uses of freeze-dried corn

Let’s talk function. Freeze-dried corn has a score of uses. You can enhance recipes in almost every category with its addition. It can reconstitute with a little water or provide a textural variant to a trail mix or snack food. Here are a few examples:

  1. Corn muffins are always a delight. Going 100 percent supersweet can make a mix even tastier.
  2. Chili recipes that need additional texture or flavor can benefit from a portion of supersweet corn.
  3. It’s a tasty, healthy, and crunchy snack all by itself.
  4. It’s the perfect addition to any soup recipe (chowders and vegetable soups especially).

The beauty of freeze-dried produce is that it is versatile depending on the required function. Freeze-drying stands apart from other preservation methods thanks to its distinct difference from other methods that require syrups or preservatives.

Long-lasting with no preservatives

Freeze-dried corn has many uses.

Freeze-dried corn has many uses from recipes to prepackaged meals.

One of the primary concerns for buying in bulk is the long term viability and shelf life of a given ingredient. Luckily, freeze-dried corn delivers impressive shelf life and provides its benefits at any point in its life. We guarantee our products to last a year and some of them last even longer.

If you’d like to find out more about our products, or additional ways you can use our ingredients for a new product, get in touch with us. Or engage with us on Twitter or Facebook. Happy corn season!