Company: Van Drunen Farms, Momence, IL
Ingredient Snapshot: Individually quick frozen (IQF) roasted corn, conventional and organic, saves manufacturers and foodservice professionals time, says Van Drunen Farms. It’s easier to handle and store than raw corn, and lends a distinct, smoky flavor to numerous foods, including chunky-style cornbread. The corn is first roasted over a live flame. The kernels are then spread in a single layer on a slow-moving conveyor belt traveling through subzero air. This process allows for fresh flavor, piece identity, convenience and easy handling, according to the company.