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Why Does My Corn Turn Red?

My wife has cooked corn on the cob twice now and it has turned red. Do you know why?

We do not know why, but will hazard a guess. We know of varieties of corn that have red cobs, so it seems possible that the color might have leached into the cooking water and colored the rest of the corn.

We do not know if red-cobbed varieties are still being grown commercially, so it is possible we're way off the mark. But that is our best guess without bringing aliens into the discussion — and that's just been done to death.

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