Hailing from the Peruvian Andes mountains, purple corn has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples of this region for a multitude of purposes. It is used as a base for drinks, sorbets, and puddings. One of the most popular uses for purple corn is in “chicha morada”. This sweet beverage is now recognized as a nutrient powerhouse due to its rich antioxidant content, vitamins, and minerals.
Purple corn might help people with type 2 diabetes prevent kidney inflammation and diabetic nephropathy. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology showed that compounds in purple corn called anthocyanins seem to protect against the condition. Purple corn won’t prevent type 2 diabetes, but it may help prevent kidney inflammation associated with uncontrolled diabetes.
Two important antioxidants found in purple corn are zeaxanthin and lutein. These compounds are used by the eyes and high levels of these antioxidants have been associated with decreased chances of developing serious eye diseases such as macular degeneration or cataracts.
Another antioxidant is protocatechuic acid, which has been recently linked to the strong antioxidant activity in this corn variety.
Purple corn flour can be used to make superfood bread, crackers, and cakes. Use 1/3 purple corn flour to 2/3 other flour.
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