Shoepeg corn is a cultivar of white sweetcorn valued for its sweetness. It is characterized by small, narrow kernels tightly and unevenly packed on the cob. The corn has a sweet, mild flavor. The most common variety of shoepeg corn available today is Country Gentleman.
|Nutritional value per serving|
|Serving size||2/3 cup of kernels (89g)|
|Energy||100 kcal (420 kJ)|
|- Dietary fiber||1g|
|Vitamin C||3.6 mg (4%)|
|Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Shoepeg corn is popular in some regions of the United States, particularly in the South. An early promoter of canned shoepeg corn was Malcolm Mitchell of Maryland — his Mitchell's Shoepeg Sweet Corn is a brand still available today, although its original center of production was turned into the Aberdeen Proving Ground soon after the U.S. declared war on the Central Powers in April 1917.
Shoepeg corn is a common ingredient in salads and corn dishes throughout the Southern United States, but is relatively unknown in other areas of the country. It is on rare occasions available fresh in some areas, but it is most often canned. Shoepeg corn is also the best variety of corn for Kokanee salmon bait.
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