First domesticated over 10,000 years ago in Mexico, mealies have become a staple and favourite of all South Africans. Fresh mealies are eaten as corn on the cob or kernels are added to salads, rice dishes, soups and stews. Dried mealies are used as various forms of porridge both sweet and savoury.
A treasured heirloom since the mid 1800’s. This sweetcorn has white kernels packed on long cobs. Keeps very well which makes it a favourite for canning and freezing
BOTANICAL NAME: Zea Mays
COMMON NAME: Maize Mealies Sweetcorn
AFRIKAANS NAME: Mealie