This is a true maiz morado. The seed originated from and was harvested in Peru.
People of the Andes make a refreshing drink from purple corn called "chicha morada" which is now recognized as a nutritive powerhouse due to its phenolic content. Purple corn contains substantial amounts of phenolics and anthocyanins among other phytochemicals and research shows that crops with the highest total phenolic and anthocyanin content also have the highest antioxidant activity. The Anthocyanins are a type of complex flavonoid that produce the blue, purple or red colors of the corn. Phenolics are known to have many bioactive and functional properties. Purple Corn has higher antioxidant capacity and antiradical kinetics than blueberries.
Q: Is your purple corn sproutable?
A: We have a customer who planted them and a plant grew, so they definitely do sprout.
Q: Will this purple corn pop like popcorn?
A: No. This is not a variety that pops, though there are varieties in this color that do pop, and can be found at other retailers online.
*As a result of changing seasons and crops, you may notice a difference or variation in the color, size, texture, taste, etc. of this product. We thank you for your kind understanding of these variances. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome. We highly value your input, as it helps us to identify how we can better serve you in the future. Thank YOU! -The Raw Food World Team