Look at this perfectly imperfect corn I got from my CSA (@norwichmeadowsfarm
) the other day! 🌽
💡Cooking tip: Did you know that when boiling corn, all the nutrients go into the water? So I was looking for better ways to cook corn, and it was right in front of my nose. My @instantpotofficial
!! I used about 1/2-1cup of water, manual, High pressure for 3 minutes, quick release. It came out perfect!! If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can just steam it in a pot on the stove. ⠀
😡Mad Fact: Corn originated in Mexico from a wild ancestor called “Teosinte.” If you look it up, you will notice that it looks nothing like our modern corn. Over centuries, natural selection occurred, by people selecting the plants they favored, unusually because they were bigger and sweeter and simply tasted better. We all know about Monsanto and GMO. But did you know that people already experimented with corn in the 30s by exposing the seeds to all sorts of crazy things such as radiation, X rays, toxic chemicals etc? They even exposed bags full of seeds to atomic bomb explosions (part of Operation Crossroads in 1946) and then planted those seeds to see how it would affect the plants. And lucky as we are, that’s exactly where our modern corn as we know it came from! By the way, Operation Crossroads wasn’t only testing how corn was affected: “Operation Crossroads was designed to examine the effects of nuclear weapons on naval warships. They were loaded with fuel and staffed by several thousand animals—guinea pigs, mice, rats, pigs and goats—to investigate the potential effects of radiation on sailors. Most creatures survived the first bomb, which was dropped from a plane and detonated above the target fleet, a near miss. The second bomb was detonated underwater, contaminating all of the target ships and killing all of the pigs and most of the rats on board.”.⠀
Humans are great.
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