National Corn on the Cob Day:
The National Corn on the Cob day is celebrated annually on June 11th when sweet summer hits and it is the best time to enjoy small gatherings and picnics with everyone’s favorite corn on the cob dish.
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Why National Corn on the Cob Day?
Corn on the Cob is a delicious eating item that is loved by almost everyone of all age groups. There are various ways to enjoy this special and delicious treat with friends and family. Corn cob is the middle wood-like structure of the corn or maize that is generally extracted when the corn is used, but the corn of the cob is a unique dish in which the corn is cooked and prepared in several ways along with the cob. The corn on the cob is cooked in several ways such as roasting, grilling, and boiling it, and then the corn on the cob is enjoyed by holding it with the cob handle.
Corn has been used for many years now, and it has made many appearances in different dishes and combinations in the United States and other countries. The by-products of this plant are used widely in different products and food items, so it is quite famous among people. For example, almost all candies and carbonated beverages contain corn starch with high fructose, and other varieties of corn products are used in snacks, oil, bread, cereals, and also in fuel. Corn on the cob is known with different names in the different regions of the country, and some of the names are corn stick, pole corn, sweet corn, long maize stick, and many more.
Though the corn is harvested on the 11th of June because it is considered the perfect time for the start of summertime, the corn sticks are not ready to be harvested. But people are not blamed for the hurry because the sweetness and tenderness of the sweet corn get affected if they are harvested lately.
Corn on the cob has evolved with time and many varieties and combinations have been added to it, but it still has the same great taste. The traditional way of enjoying the corn on the cob according to the Americans is to cook it with the cob and its handle intact, and the husk of the corn is left during the cooking process to enhance its taste.
People enjoy this delicious and unique dish with their family and friends during the sweet summertime under an open sky and field enjoying the weather. Corn on the cob day is celebrated by gathering your favorite people outdoors or indoors around the sweet and delicious treats that are available all around summer. This special day is marked as the unity and love among the family and friends along with the delicious treats, and it is observed by gathering those favorites at one place.
How Can we celebrate National Corn on the Cob day?
- Attend a parade.
There is a parade in Plainview, Minnesota on this day for observing the National corn on the cob, so you can attend it to enjoy the day and celebrate it.
- Gather your friends and family.
Organize a small gathering with your friends and families and enjoy the delicious corn on the cob with butter, salt, and different spices.
- Show some love.
Share photos and videos of enjoying with corn on the cob on social media pages and use #Nationalcornonthecobday and #cornonthecobday.
Interesting facts About National Corn on the Cob Day:
- Almost all cobs of corn have a total of 800 kernels that are very well arranged in 16 rows around the cob.
- The United States produces the largest amount of corn in the world, and they give almost 40% of the world’s corn harvest.
- Corn is called ‘maize’ or ‘maiz’ in almost all parts of the world and the origin of this word is from the native American/Spanish language.
- You can produce Corn on all the inhabited continents of the planet except the Antarctic.
History of National Corn on the Cob Day:
The origin and founder of the National corn on the cob day is still not known to anyone. It is celebrated on 11th June, at the sweet start of the summertime, to cherish and acknowledge the corn on the cob day as a sweet gathering of all the loved ones.