Saturday, April 28, 2012
PURPLE CORN | This magical variety of corn hails from both the high altitudes and low valleys of the Peruvian Andes. The intriguing purple pigments you see here are some of the healthiest in terms of antioxidant power and also hold cancer-fighting abilities, specifically with tumors and colon cancer. Research is showing that the antioxidant pigments of the purple variety increases circulation, contain anti-aging properties, regenerate connective tissues, inhibit and fight cancer, boost the immune system, inhibit obesity, and increase mental performance (among many other health benefits) by simply adding it to one's regular diet. The Peruvians used purple corn to prepare an ancient drink called Chicha Morada, which consists of boiling purple corn in water with pineapple, cinnamon, and clove to flavor the healthy beverage. This beverage is still made and served in many places around the world to this day. You can easily find purple corn in Peru and other South American regions when visiting the local merchant stands. You can also find purple corn powder from online "superfood" stores to get these powerful benefits for yourself or simply to experience the memorable & exotic wonders of Purple Corn in your daily smoothies, juices, sauces, or meals.