December 2009: Corn!
The Vegetable of the Month for December 2009 is: Corn!
Corn, also called “maize,” is one of the most popular cereals and a staple food of many peoples and cultures across the globe. Corn is a good source of folate and vitamin B1, as well as vitamin C and B6. It also contains fiber, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin and potassium. Corn can be served in many ways, either on or off the cob, from salads and side vegetables to tortillas and tamales. Cornmeal can also be made into cornbreads and porridges.
Here is a recipe modeled after the corn chowder served this month in the Waltham Public Schools cafeterias: