Why do people cook sweet corn?

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Some cooks go so far as to say, as soon as the water returns to the boil, the corn is cooked. The point here is, keep the cooking time to a minimum, to retains corn's sweetness and flavor. Long boiling causes toughness, reduces flavor and corn's fleeting aromas disappear..
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You can also try one of these ingredients to thicken gravy without cornstarch or flour:
  • Arrowroot. This powder comes from rhizomes of the Marantaceae family of tubers. ...
  • Tapioca. ...
  • Potato Starch. ...
  • Pureed Vegetables.
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    All-purpose flour is an easy substitute for cornstarch.
    For each cup of liquid, you want to thicken, start with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Add an equal amount of cold liquid and stir until smooth paste forms. This is your slurry. Whisk the slurry into the hot, simmering liquid that you want to thicken.
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    When compared with starch-based thickeners such as arrowroot, tapioca or cornstarch, cream of tartar just doesn't have the same ability to dissolve in a liquid, such as a soup, gravy, sauce or pie filling, and create the process known as gelation..
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