Cook Sweet Corn Without Salt

Do not add salt to the water when cooking sweet corn because the salt will toughen the corn. Add a little sugar to the water to boost the flavor.
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Cook Sweet Corn Without Salt

The most popular way to eat sweet corn is on the cob. When boiling sweet corn, avoid adding salt to the water because it will cause the corn to toughen when it cooks. Cook the corn only until it is tender. For more information on sweet corn and different methods used for cooking it, see All About Sweet Corn.
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