Corn husks...


Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 12:25 am

My boys got their first husks tonight. They loved them but the silk was an even bigger hit with them.


Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 1:10 am

corn silk is good for bladder function.

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Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 2:29 pm

That is so cool! I didn't even know that guineas eat the corn husk. Is it good for them or is it a treat that you should give sparingly?

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Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 3:11 pm

Read back through this thread and you will have your answer.

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Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 4:59 pm

I just bought some corn on the cob today, I'll have to see how my pigs like the husks. Stupid question - I should wash the husks right? Just like any other veggie?

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Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 5:15 pm

Yes, plus to make sure there aren't any chemicals left on the husks. Another good thing is to let them soak in vinager for a short time to clean them off even more then rinse with water.

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Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 6:25 pm

Another corn husk question?

Is it OK for the piggies to eat if the husks and silk have been cooked?

I like to grill corn in the husk, keeps it crisp and not soggy. The outer parts I would take off to throw away are scorched anyway, but the silk and inner husks basically keep the moisture in so the corn steams in it's own "holder". Like they do at the fairs and carnivals.

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Post   » Mon May 26, 2008 6:27 pm

I know what you're talking about. One of my grandmother's cooks corn that way in the microwave too. I would not feed cooked husks. I don't have a specific reason why other than that we don't feed them cooked anything else.

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Post   » Tue May 27, 2008 10:17 am

Amy, sorry I'm lat to this thread, but to answer your question about what to do with the corn... I used to throw away the corn, but now I wash it and freeze it and cook it for a soup kitchen. I started cooking for a soup kitchen once every 4 months on the third Sunday, different churches take each Sunday. Anyway, I buy 10-14 corn in the cob per week, by the time my Sunday rolls around I have 120-140 corn on the cobs to cook up in addition to our chicken, mashed potatoes or rice, and greens. They love it! I just have to remember to unload my freezer periodically and take them to the big freezer at church or there will be no room for my food.

Maybe there is a soup kitchen around you who will take the corn?


Post   » Tue May 27, 2008 11:43 pm

Is it wrong that I now want to get corn for supper? Not for me, just so I can't make little corn husk presents. I'm thinking the rabbits might love them too.


Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:07 pm

My son's girlfriend works at Whole Foods, and she just told me could me all the organic corn husks I want! I don't think she's ever seen anyone so excited about getting "garbage" as I was when she offered.

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Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:17 pm

How exciting! My parents LOVE corn and brought me a bag full of husks this weekend. The boys and I were all excited.

I'd still wash the organic husks though. I wash all my veggies, organic and traditional. I figure the organic are more likely to be fertilized, er, "naturally" so best to wash them too.

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Post   » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:38 pm

babytulip07, I tear off very thin strips of corn husks for Casper to eat, maybe you could try that for Maddie?

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