Organic Purple Corn Flour
Doctors will tell you there is no specific diet or food that will hit the perfect mark in achieving perfect health. So, they tell us to eat a variety of food—meat, fruits and vegetables all in a wide array of colours because each offer different nutrients. There’s yellow, orange, green...
However, you can easily count the number of purple plants in existence. Good thing there is purple corn, organic purple corn flour and other purple corn products to make a true rainbow diet possible for us.
Available as: Powder
Benefits: Antioxidant, Anti-Aging, Vision Support, Weight Management, Oxidative Stress
Nutrition: Iron, Manganese
Directions for use: Add 1-2 tsp to water, coconut water, favorite juice or to smoothie. Mix it with yogurt, fresh berries and cereal or make healthy raw desserts. Add to savory dishes, dressings and raw soups.
What is it?
Humans have made a great impact in changing the environment, including how to breed crops with bigger grains, how to make them grow quickly, etc.
The yellow corn we know today isn’t the corn that the ancients know. One of the ancient forms of corn is a purple variety called “kculli” with a denser flavour and nutrition. This purple corn may have originally been grown in the coastal and mountainous areas of Mesoamerica.
It was a staple food by the Incans. They have cultivated it for thousands of years, soaking it in hot water to make a drink called chichi morada. They also used it to put colour to other food and beverages, a practice we know today as colorant.
Purple corn belongs to the same species as the yellow table corn. Locally called “maiz morado,” it is an Andean crop that is both a grain and a vegetable. Corn belongs to the grass family and purple corn is one of its variants. Other corn variants are the typical yellow, orange, red, black and white.
The fuss about purple corn and purple corn products like organic purple corn flour is this—compared to other corn cultivars, purple corn is more nutrient-dense. This means it has more health benefits to offer such as:
Purple corn contains anthocyanins that along with phenolics, a phyto-chemical that reduce inflammation. It also encourages the regeneration of connective tissues.
Several studies on purple corn and its effects on fighting obesity and diabetes proved to be positive. Two groups of participants consumed a diet rich in fats but with one group receiving purple corn pigments. The group who received purple corn pigments didn’t gain weight. They also didn’t manifest signs of having hyperglycemia. The other group however gained weight and developed hyperglycemia. The research concluded that purple corn may have helped fight obesity and diabetes.
Other health benefits of purple corn include slowing down the signs of aging and promoting collagen formation, reducing bad cholesterol, promoting blood flow and circulation.
There are several reasons why we firmly believe our purple corn flour is different from the others:
We source our organic purple corn flour from Peru—the only producer of the best purple corn in the world. Yes, it’s incomparable with other purple corns. Peruvian purple corns grow naturally in the Peruvian Andes which make it truly denser in nutrients. It contains 16.4mg per gram of anthocyanins and no other purple corn is quite like it. That’s the kind of purple corn we use for our flour.
The purple corn we use for our flour is organically grown. No pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or other harmful chemicals were used on the soil where they grow or on the crops itself at any point throughout their cultivation. We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to back up this claim.
If you are after the health benefits purple corn could offer, it is important to choose a purple corn flour that isn’t mixed with sugar, additives, preservatives, artificial flavour or food colouring. Our organic purple corn flour is raw and pure—it’s made from 100% dried and milled purple corn kernels, nothing else.
Our organic purple flour has superior taste because it is deeper, richer and more intense because its flavour is completely natural. Enjoy it in a variety of purple corn flour recipes like raw chocolates, crackers, bread, tortillas, gorditas, tamales, pancakes and other recipes that call for wheat or other kinds of flour.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic purple corn flour in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.