5 Things To Know About Canned Corn

How it’s made canned corn?

You might be surprised that canned corn is made completely by machines and only within 4 hours from harvesting corns to the last step of the canning process. Therefore, the nutritional value is kept as much as possible. 

First, corns are harvested from the field and transport to the plant by big trucks. The corn cobs, leaves, and silk are removed and will be used as animal feed while the kernels go through the mixture of water and the fluid from cutting the corn kernels. 

The next step is the bleaching process and the kernels will be verified by visual inspection. The filling machine next does its job to fill the leak-proof cans with kernels, water, salt, and sugar. The cans are then covered and through the test performance to check the quality and other specifications.

Last but not least is the sterilization process that will take about 4 to 6 minutes in a giant oven to make sure that the product will remain at least 18 months after selling. When everything is done, the cans are labeled and on the way to the customers.

How many carbs in canned corn?

This actually depends on the kind of canned corn and the manufacturer it comes from. In general, we can say that canned corn is pretty high in carbs that will quickly raise your blood sugar, but luckily, the high level of fibers in corn will balance this index. The average number of carbs in a 15oz can (about 264g) will be around 38g to 40g.

How many calories in canned corn?

Like carbs, calories in canned corn are fairly high and depend on a lot of factors such as what are the kernels canned with, etc,… To answer this question, the median number of calories in a 15oz can is about 180g.

How long does canned corn last in the fridge?

Although unopened canned corn has a really long shelf life at room temperature, without being stored in the fridge or freezer, once the can is opened, it will only last 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Therefore, you better consume the entire as soon as possible to enjoy the peak quality of the kernels. 

How to make creamed corn out of canned corn?

Canned corn is so versatile that you can use it in many recipes. One of the most favorite dishes is creamed corn. 

Instead of buying processed creamed corn, you can make it at home to add more preferred flavor or customize the consistency per your liking, but still use a prepared ingredient like canned corn, it will be much easier and tastier. 

Below, we will show you a specific way to make creamed corn from canned corn with just some simple steps.


  • A can of canned corn (about 15oz)
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • ½ cup of tbsp. of evaporated skim milk
  • An equal part of cold water and cornstarch (about 1 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A little parsley 


  • A skillet
  • A bowl
  • A spoon


  1. Rinse the canned corn to remove excess salt
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the corn. Cook until the corn is heated
  3. Add the evaporated skim milk and bring the mixture to a simmer
  4. Add salt and pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper if you prefer spicy
  5. Cook the mixture for about 5 minutes until it has thickened slightly 
  6. Whereas, stir the cornstarch with 1 tbsp. of cold water in a small bowl
  7. Add the slurry into the corn and cook, stirring continually, for another minute until the mixture thickens
  8. Garnish the dish with chopped parsley


  • If the mixture is quite thick, add a little milk or water to thin it
  • If your canned corn is the unsalted kind, no need to rinse the kernels

How to cook canned corn?

Actually, the kernels can be eaten right from the can and it tastes really good. However, with just a few more steps, you can make your canned corn taste so much better. Here is how we elevate canned corn in a simple way.


  • 16 oz can of corn
  • 2 tbsp.of unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. of granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • A saucepan
  • A bowl
  • A spoon


  1. Add the drained kernels and ½ can of tap water into a small saucepan over medium heat 
  2. Add the butter and sugar and stir well and often
  3. Once the butter is melted, taste the corn and add salt and pepper
  4. About ½ tsp of each should be about right depending on your tastes
  5. Remove the pan from the stovetop and serve


  • Most canned corn is added salt so you better rinse the corn before cooking or be careful with the salt you add to the mixture later on
  • It’s not recommended to use the water packed in the can with the kernels, you should drain off it and use freshwater or broth if you want more flavor

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