Purple corn, a feast for the eyes with its gorgeous dark purple tint.. I had never understood how incredible they are until I was given a pack of “Corn Pops” for free.
Purple Corn, surprisingly, is still the same specie as regular table corn. But with packed with a variety of phytonutrients (Plant Nutrients), phenolics and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are what gives this kind of corn their characteristic purple color, as Anthocyanins are a type of complex flavonoid that produces blue, purple or red colors in food. Not only that, plants that have high amounts of phenolics and anthocyanins are considered to be very anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, protect us from disease and keep us young due to the promotion of collagen formation.
This is also good news for Diabetics, as they promote blood flow, may stabilize and protect capillaries and blood vessels from free radical damage and reduce Cholesterol.
And before anything else, they taste delicious! I am personally not a corn fan myself… but this made me want to have purple corn in rotation weekly.
Here is a list of what you can do with purple corn:
- Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder by Crazy Vegan Kitchen
- Vegan Zucchini-Corn Fritters by Vegan Huggs
- Chickpea-corn Burgers from Vegelicacy
Or you can simply slather it with vegan butter and a small sprinkle of himalayan salt. Yum!!
Thank you Homegrown Organics for bringing this peruvian gem to the Philippines!