Organic Traditions Purple Corn
Purple corn has long been revered by the indigenous people of Peru as a staple superfood traditionally used in the daily diet, for medicinal purposes and in the rejuvenating tonic known as Chicha Morada. Originating from the heirloom Kculli variety of Zea mays, still cultivated in Peru, it is one of the richest sources of anthocyanins found in nature. These antioxidant flavonoids give purple corn its striking deep purple pigment. Just one teaspoon of Natural Traditions Purple Corn Concentrate provides an impressive ORAC value of 4,500 in 1 teaspoon 3 gram serving. Not all Purple Corn powders are the same. Most Purple Corn powders are ground up Purple Corn kernels. While the kernels do contain an anthocyanin rich “skin” covering the fleshy kernel, the kernel itself is predominantly starch. The cob on the other hand contains the highest amount of anthocyanin rich pigments. Powders made from the kernels are essentially a starchy purple corn meal. Natural Traditions Purple Corn Concentrate is made through a proprietary process that mechanically removes the anthocyanin rich pigments from the cob without heat or solvents. This proprietary cold, hammer-mill process separates the anthocyanins from the cob of the corn, yielding the highest concentration of anthocyanins possible without the starch commonly found in the kernel. The final product is a concentration of the pigments with no starch, fillers, flavors, binders, maltodextrin or sweeteners added, just pure Purple Corn Pigments.
Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews). The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.
Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Key Features and Benefits
• Gluten-Free, Kosher, Vegan, Non-GMO, Raw
• Ancient Peruvian antioxidant rich superfood
• Impressive ORAC value of 4,500 per 1 teaspoon 3 gram serving
• No added flavors, fillers, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, carriers, stabilizers or excipients
Add 1-2 teaspoons of Natural Traditions Purple Corn Concentrate to water, coconut water, your favorite juice or to smoothies. As there are no binders or excipients added, contents may settle so stir while drinking if mixing it with water or juice. Mix the powder with yogurt, fresh berries and cereal or make delicious, healthy raw desserts. Add Purple Corn Concentrate to savory dishes, dressings, raw soups and more. Add 1-3 teaspoons of Purple Corn Concentrate to your favorite smoothie recipe to create a nourishing, antioxidant rich smoothie.
Purple Corn Concentrate (Zea mays)