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Purple Corn / 10 lb

Regular price $65.95 CAD
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Purple Corn is a variety of extra-large kernel corn grown in the Andes region of South America. The eye-catching deep purple kernels are chewier, starchier and less sweet than typical corn. They have a chewy, soft texture when cooked. 

The people of the Peruvian Andes have long used the kernels to color food and drinks, including the drink chicha morada and mazamorra, a type of corn pudding that is a popular street food. The kernels are also ground to make products such as purple cornmeal and purple masa. Purple Corn is considered a superfood due to its high levels of phenolics and anthocyanins, which are plant chemicals that reside in deeply purple, red or blue-pigmented plants. It has been shown that plants rich in anthocyanins also have among the highest antioxidant activity. Purple Corn boasts higher antioxidant levels than blueberries, another naturally occurring purple superfood.

Rehydrate by soaking in hot (not boiling) water for 5 minutes before adding to baked goods or salads, if a crunchy texture is not desired. Add to soups, sauces, salsas or stews as is.

Storage Tips

Perishable items: Keep Refrigerated upon arrival. Best consumed within 1-4 days.

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