Purple Corn

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Name:

Zea mays indurata

Orgin:

Cusco, Puno, Ayacucho


Benefits:

  • Anti-Cancer Properties.
  • According to a research, conducted at the Ohio State University, anthocyanins extracted from purple corn, killed 20% of in vitro cancer cells. The scientists compared it to anthocyanins from different plants, such as: radishes, grapes, purple carrots and elder berries.
  • According to a study, conducted at the Doshisha University in Japan, the purple corn anthocyanin C3G has anti-obesity properties. Dietary C3G prevented obesity in mice.
  • According to a research, conducted at the Tokai University in Japan, C3G has anti-inflammatory properties. This is a benefit, believed to be inherited in anthocyanin.

Presentations

Flour:
Healthy replacement of white corn. Ideal ingredient in the preparation of gluten free pasta and baking.

Flakes:
Healthy combination for cereal in the morning, add some fruit and you get a complete meal.

Puffs:
Crunchy purple corn ready to eat. Add it to yogurts or fruits for that extra healthy crunch!