Choclo corn

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Choclo corn

You can recognise Choclo corn by the white, big corn kernels. Another name for Choclo corn is “giant corn”. The creamy structure makes this corn the best, most loved and popular vegetable in Peru. “Choclo con queso” (Choclo with cheese) is a famous street dish in Peru and besides, Choclo corn is also popular in the Peruvian “Ceviche” dish.

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Origin

Choclo mais was already grown by the native inhabitants of Peru, the Incas. The corn fields were located in the Andes mountains and were harvested manually. Another fact: Choclo corn is one of the fifty five varieties of corn in Peru.

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Choclo corn

How to store

Uncooked corn cobs could be kept in the fridge for three days. Another option is to cook the corn first en freeze the kernels.

How to eat

Choclo corn can be eaten separately or directly from the cob after it has been cooked/ steamed. Choclo can also be combined with dishes like ceviche, pie or soup.

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