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Purple corn has breen grown in Peru for thousands of years. It is one of the richest sources of important anthocyanins. Purple corn is the ingredient for famous peruvian desserts like mazamorra morada and chicha morada. This superfood has been used since pre-Inca times and has been represented in different ceramic objects from the Mochica culture dating back more than 2,500 years.
We offer this superfood in different presentations such as raw purple corn kernels powder, purple corn kernels gelatinized and raw purple cob crushed.
This ancestral Andean superfood properties contains special anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-b-glucose). These are a type of complex flavonoid that produces blue, purple or red colors. Anthocyaninins are anti-inflammatory and encourage connective tissue regeneration. As well as being powerful antioxidants that keep us looking young and protected from disease, they promote blood flow and reduce cholesterol.
How to Use
You can use our organic purple corn as an ingredient in desserts such as puddings, cupcakes, crepes, and others. Other uses of organic purple corn powder is to partially substitute other flours such as wheat.
Our high quality grains of purple corn are cultivated by our organic associates in Pampas – Huancavelica at 2600 masl and Huanta – Ayacucho at 3200 masl, Peru. The weather of this region makes it the best place to harvest purple corn. Farmers harvest the crop under the organic production system.