The Jolly Green Giant(R) has a long, flavorful history with Sweet Corn. In 1929 Green Giantintroduced vacuum-packed Niblets(R) “fresh whole kernel corn off the cob”. Four decades later, The Green Giant Company was the first to market frozen Corn on the cob with their new “Giant Size” Niblets Ear product.
2012 is where the next chapter in Green Giant Sweet Corn begins. Introducing Green Giant Fresh Super Sweet Corn — the latest addition to an iconic family of Sweet Corn products.
Green Giant Fresh will enter the Sweet Corn market this spring, bringing consumers fresh tray packed Corn available in three favorite varieties. This summertime favorite hits the stores just in time for barbeque season, when people fill backyards anxious to sink their teeth into something sweet and delicious!
Sweet Corn is just that – sweet! The Corn gets its sweet nature from high natural sugar content, known as brix, which occurs when the Corn is harvested early before the sugars convert to starch. Harvesting at the perfect ripeness leaves the Corn tender, sweet and juicy.
But Sweet Corn is much more than a mouth-watering side dish with awesome flavor. Corn is packed with antioxidant compounds that are known to provide numerous health benefits. Corn also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C, Potassium and Folate. Sweet Corn is a good source of fiber, naturally cholesterol and sodium free and contains only 100 calories per medium sized ear.
Sweet Corn can be prepared in a variety of ways, and tastes naturally great with or without seasoning. But whether grilling, boiling, microwaving or roasting, Sweet Corn is best when cooked for a short time, removing from heat as soon as Corn becomes crisp-tender.
If you’re feeling adventurous, and want to make your Sweet Corn even Sweeter, you might want to give this Glazed Grilled Sweet Corn recipe a try:
Combine 2 tablespoons of butter with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 3 cloves of minced garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper in a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. Prepare 4 squares of tinfoil, place one cob of Super Sweet Corn in each, drizzle with butter glaze and wrap Corn in foil, enclosing entirely. Place foil wrapped Corn on grill for about 20 – 25 minutes or until just done. Eat and enjoy!
Now for the specifics: Green Giant Fresh plans to market yellow, white and bicolor Corn in 3, 4 and 8 count ear tray packs as well as 4 count microwavable packs. For all you Box Top fans, the new product will prominently feature just what you’re looking for! The Green Giant Fresh Super Sweet Corn products are scheduled to ship in early April.