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.
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 transformed into
Aberdeen Proving Ground soon after the U.S. declared war
on the Central Powers in April 1917.
The name "shoepeg corn" derives from a shoemaking term
used during the 19th century. Shoepeg corn kernels
resemble the wooden pegs used to attach soles to the upper
part of shoes.
Shoepeg corn Nutritional
value per serving
- Serving size 2/3 cup of kernels (89g)
- Energy 100 kcal (420 kJ)
- Carbohydrates 20g
- Sugars 5g
- Dietary fiber 1g
- Fat 1g
- Protein 3g
- Vitamin C 3.6 mg (4%)
Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.