Food - Drink
Why It's Important To Refrigerate Corn As Soon As You Get It
Corn on the cob is a beloved staple in the United States, especially during the summer, when bright yellow and green cobs take over roadside stands, local farmer's markets, and grocery stores. Corn seems like a rather hardy vegetable, so you might be surprised to learn that it needs to be refrigerated the second you get home.
Refrigerating your corn will let it stay sweet and juicy, since the sugar in corn begins to turn to starch once it has been picked. When corn isn't eaten the same day it is picked, the flavor and texture change, which is particularly noticeable after cooking, but putting it in the fridge ASAP will mitigate these effects.
Corn will stay fresh in your refrigerator’s crisper drawer for about two days, and make sure not to peel it in advance; keeping those husks intact will help the corn retain its moisture. If you buy more fresh corn than you can chew and can't eat it all within a day or two, it is best to freeze it for a rainy day.