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WHAT WE GROW

SWEETCORN

Creamy, versatile, and downright delicious, sweetcorn is a crowd favourite whether it’s fresh off the cob or grilled to perfection.

Here at LeaderBrand, we grow over half of New Zealand’s sweet corn , constantly testing and trialling different varieties to make our produce the best it can be.

Corn Field
LOCATION

Where does sweetcorn grow?

Our sweetcorn is grown in sunny Gisborne – the perfect spot for steady growth and maximum flavour.

The fluctuation of hot temperatures in the day with cooler nights help create the distinctive sweet flavour we all know and love.

LEADERBRAND SWEET CORN GISBORNE
our process

How do we our sweetcorn?

To keep our sweetcorn fresh and tasty, we follow these steps:

  1. We start planting our sweetcorn in early August so it is ready for harvest from mid-December through to early March.
  2. We pick our sweetcorn by hand to choose the right cobs at the perfect time. In peak season we harvest around 160,000 cobs per day!
  3. As soon as it’s harvested, we cool our sweetcorn immediately to lock in freshness.
  4. From there, we get the corn from the farm to our customers as quickly as possible. Usually, it will hit supermarket shelves the very next day.
Harvesting Sweetcorn
Fresh Sweetcorn
Team member in corn field
Sweetcorn processing

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Sweetcorn is a crowd favourite, to keep your corn fresh, refrigerate it in its husk and remove it just before you cook.
  • Cooking corn in a hurry? Try microwaving it for 2-3mins inside the husk. Tasty, and quick too!
  • Corn is full of nutrition, from antioxidants to health-boosting fibre, folic acid and Vitamin C.

OUR sweetcorn PRODUCTS

LEADERBRAND Sweetcorn

SWEETCORN

Bigger, sweeter, and creamier! LeaderBrand’s sweetcorn is New Zealand’s best, harvested fresh from the field and transported straight to your local supermarket.

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  • grass Gisborne
  • tag_faces Gluten Free
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  • cruelty_free Vegan

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 385/93
Protein (g) 3.2
Fat, total (g) 1.3
Carbohydrate (g) 12.7
Fibre (g) 2.3
Sodium (mg) 3

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

PURE’N EZY SWEETCORN

Our sweetcorn is perfectly cooked in the bag straight from the field, helping it stay shelf-stable in your pantry and a convenient addition to any meal or barbecue.

  • wb_sunny Available All Year Round
  • grass Gisborne
  • tag_faces Gluten Free
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  • cruelty_free Vegan

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 335/81 385/93
Protein (g) 2.8 3.2
Fat, total (g) 1.1 1.3
– saturated (g) 0.09 0.1
Carbohydrate (g) 14.9 17.1
– sugars (g) 3.8 4.4
Fibre (g) 2.0 2.3
Sodium (mg) 2.6 3

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

SWEETCORN BAMI GORENG RECIPE LEADERBRAND
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