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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

CORN ON THE COB — FRESH, RAW, HUSK STILL ON

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 1-2 days
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 8 months
Tips
  • Leave husks on and store uncovered in refrigerator.
  • To freeze whole corn on the cob: (1) Husk corn, remove silk and wash; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) corn for 7 minutes (for small ears) to 11 minutes (for large ears) and chill quickly in ice cold water; (3) Drain off excess moisture, and package in airtight containers or freezer bags.
  • To freeze whole kernel corn: (1) Husk corn, remove silk and wash; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) corn for 4 minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (3) Drain, cut kernels from the cob and package in airtight containers or freezer bags.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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