Grains and seeds

Organic Purple corn powder & extract

Purple corn

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Purple corn was once a sacred crop to the ancient lncan civilizations. Now hundreds of years later, it is grown commercially in its native land of Peru. Historically it was valued for its use as a natural colorant for foods and beverages as well as for its role in making a popular drink called "chicha morada."
Today's markets still acknowledge the more traditional uses while research into the health benefits of this particular type of corn have made it a sought-after ingredient in the functional foods and supplements markets as well. Researchers have discovered the significant role of purple corn and its effects on cellular health, obesity, diabetes, inflammation and vascular integrity.
These health benefits are largely tied to purple corn's high content of anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich color pigments that give it its dark purple color. In fact, purple corn has one of the absolute highest levels of a particular anthocyanin-cyanidin-3-glucoside-that has been attributed to a number of significant health benefits in humans.

Benefits:

  • Powerful Antioxidant: Purple Corn expresses one of the deepest purple shades found in the plant kingdom, this vibrant purple hue being indicative of the kind of antioxidants it contains - anthocyanins. These powerful compounds make Purple Corn stand head and shoulders above regular corn in terms of contribution to health.
  • Anti-inftammatory Capabilities: Anthocyanin present in purple corn may promete blood circulation, stabilizing and protecting, in general, blood vessels and blood capillaries, in particular from oxidative damage improving microcirculation.
  • Weight loss: People normally don't think of any carb as being a weight loss superfood, but that might be one of the benefits blue corn has going for it.

Wholesale of Purple Corn in Peruvian Nature

Part used:

Niblets and cob

Region:

Coast

Presentations:

Purple corn powder | Purple corn extract powder

Seasonality:


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
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Nov
Dec
  • Available
Uses and applications:

Nutritional shakes | Smoothies | Baked goods | Snacks and cosmetic applications.

Origin:

Ica

Properties:

Anthocyanins, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, niacina (vitamina B3), Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B9, Zinc

Base price:

From $ 3.5 per kilo

Quality and product certificates:

  • USDA Organic

  • Organic Europe

  • Control union certifications for peruvian superfoods

    Japanese Agricultural Standard

  • Kosher Peru

  • Good Manufacturing Practice

  • NSF HACCP certifications for peruvian superfoods

    HACCP

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety

Fair Trade of Purple Corn for responsible consumption

At Peruvian Nature we work permanently following and complying with the principles and requirements of Fair Trade. Year after year we share with all our stakeholders our actions as company that does fair trade in Peru (If you want to know more, click on Sustainability Report 2019-2020).

What is Fair Trade?

It is a commercial system based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade, paying special attention to social and environmental criteria. "Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better commercial conditions and ensuring the rights of disadvantaged producers and workers, especially in the South." (World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO)

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