There are different genetic strains of purple corn, all of which originated from Peru over thousands of years. Against The Grain Farms now grows a special strain of this non-GMO, heritage corn, adapted to the Canadian climate. Purple Corn flour is made simply by grinding the kernels of the purple corn into a flour. The dark purple color is due to natural pigments known as anthocyanins, which are rich in antioxidants. Purple corn has a higher antioxidant capacity than blueberries. The antioxidants found in purple corn have anti-inflammatory abilities and encourage connective tissue regeneration.
Purple corn flour can be used wherever you would use regular corn flour, corn meal, or as a substitute for other flour to give your favorite corn based dishes an extra antioxidant burst. It can be used in raw chocolates, breads, tortillas, pancakes, muffins, and cakes. It will add an amazing color to your traditional recipes while boosting the nutritional value.