By Liza Blau

Freshly picked corn on the cob is not only delicious, but cooking sweet corn releases beneficial nutrients that can have tons of health benefits and loads of flavor. When shopping for ears of corn, look for green husks that fit snugly around the cobs. The husks should also appear fresh and not dried-out. If you've purchased corn on the cob but don't plan on eating it immediately, learn how to store the ears with their husks on to preserve the freshness and taste.

how to store corn on the cob with the husk
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how to store corn on the cob with the husk

Step 1

Remove any excess corn silk, brown husk leaves and other debris from the outside of the corn ears.

Step 2

Place the corn ears in large plastic food storage bags with zipper locks. Seal the bags tightly.

Step 3

Place the bags in the coldest area of your refrigerator. The refrigeration will slow down the process of the corn sugars turning into starch.