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Superfoods from Peru Purple Corn Powder 500g

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Superfoods from Peru Purple Corn Powder 500g

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The purple corn (maize morado) comes from the Andes region, and is used to make a drink called chichi morodo or pudding called mazamorra. These were popular foods for the Inca civilization and modern day Peruvians. The kernels of the purple corn have been used by the Incas to add colour to food and beverages.


Purple corn has high levels of anthocyaninin. It also contains high levels of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic elements.


BENEFITS FOR THE CONSUMER
 - Lowers blood pressure hypertension.
 - Acts as a powerful anti-oxidant.
 - Is a powerful anti-carcinogenic.
 - Regulates insulin and helps prevent diabetes.
 - Detoxifier.
 - Reduces cholesterol levels.
 - Contains anti-ageing properties.
 - Encourages regeneration of connective tissue and formation of collagen.


ORIGINS
Purple corn belongs to the same family as the yellow corn however the plants grow in the low Andean valleys of Peru, the coastal areas and even at high altitudes in the Andes. The purple corn is locally called “maiz marado” and forms part of their staple diet . The purple corn has been highly revered by the Inca and Mayan cultures, known as the “plant of remembrance” due to it being an ancient plant and by eating it, it connects with our ancient cellular memory.


INGREDIENTS
Purple corn flour is made by sorting, grading, milling and cooking of whole grains.


CHEMICAL COMPONENTS
Contains high levels of at least 6 different Anthocyanin antioxidants, which is the purple pigment found in purple corn.
Purple corn powder is non GMO maltodextrin.


HOW TO USE PURPLE CORN POWDER
Add a tablespoon of Purple Corn powder to your smoothies, juices, cereals, yogurt.
Purple corn powder is gluten free and can be used to make breads and tortillas.
Locally Peruvians, make a juice from the purple corn, called “chica morada” which is a nutritive powerhouse.


REFERNCES
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_corn
2. http://www.livestrong.com/article/288065-what-are-the-benefits-of-purple-corn-extract/
3. http://www.rawliving.eu/purple-corn-extract-100g.html
4. http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/95s0316/95s-0316-rpt0281-02-vol218.pdf
5. https://lovingearth.net/products/32/purple-corn-extract-powder