Botanical name: Zea mays
Country of Origin: Peru
Qualities: Purple corn (maiz morado in Spanish) belongs to the same species as yellow table corn but mutated to contain some of the deepest shades of purple found in nature known as “anthocyanins” which native South Americans have been using to colour their food and drinks for centuries.
Some research has shown that purple corn contains cell-protecting antioxidants with the ability to inhibit carcinogen induced tumors in rats. Even though many plant-derived substances are believed to show such properties, few have also demonstrated anti-inflammatory capabilities and the potential to help prevent obesity and diabetes.
Common Use: Purple Corn powder can be incorporated into flour mixes to make colorful pancakes, delicious tortillas, pizza crust, gluten-free pasta, or added to protein powders, smoothies, and is a great addition to eating the rainbow!
Besides coloring their food and beverages with purple corn, the people of the Peruvian Andes are known to make a fermented drink from the kernels which they call chicha morada.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.