Corn has a bad rap these days primarily due to the pervasive presence of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the food supply. This frankenfood, generally made with GM corn and laced with mercury residue from processing (Environmental Health, January 2009), is in the majority of processed foods and drinks and is being blamed for all sorts of health woes including the obesity epidemic.
The fact is that corn is a traditional food and when high quality, nonGMO corn is procured and prepared properly, can be both delicious and healthy!
And, if you are a Southern gal like me, you like your corn – am I right?
Grits and cornbread anyone?