PURPLE CORN

PURPLE CORN

This variety of corn, whose farming goes back to pre-Hispanic period, is the base of some Peruvian gastronomy classics like mazamorra (soft, sweet maize-based dessert) and chicha (purple corn sweet drink). Immortalized by the chronicler Ricardo Palma in “Tradiciones Peruanas” like the favorite dessert of the Spaniards, which combines the boiled corn with dried fruit from Spain like prunes, apple and quince.

Customs code

1005.90.40.00

Scientific name

Zea Mays

Human health benefits
  • Anthocyanin is considered a natural antioxidant which delays cell aging.
  • Its consumption contributes reducing arterial pressure.
  • Anticarcinogenic properties for colon and rectum cancer.
  • Protects the ocular retina.
  • Helps control diabetes.
  • Diminishes the capillary permeability, improving its resistance.
  • Benefits cardiovascular health, improving circulation.
Geographical distribution

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Seasonal availability

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April, November and December.

PRESENTATIONS

Packaging for Beans & Corns. Presentations from 250g to 50kg, according to customer requirements.

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