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Why we like Blue Corn


  • "Corn is the largest, agricultural crop in the USA, and America grows more of it than anywhere in the world. In the USA, much of the corn crop is used in other products or to feed livestock. Roughly 36% of corn grown in the USA goes to feed livestock (cattle, pigs and chickens), and another 40% is used for biofuels including ethanol. Of the small percentage consumed by humans, some is exported to other countries, some is consumed as corn and the remainder is used to make food and food products including corn flour, cornmeal, hominy, and grits. The making of high fructose corn syrup is another large use of corn in the USA. Unfortunately breeding corn for these by-products has increased the sugar content and reduced the nutritional value now found in most widely available corn variety So whats the alternative?? Blue corn contains high levels of anthocyanins, which is what give it the blue tones. This is the same antioxidant found in other blue/purple/red plants including berries. The health benefits of anthocyanins include: better metabolism of glucose; properties that protect from cell damage and toxins; inflammation reduction; and better cognitive function. And blue corn tortilla recipes contain 20% more protein than those made form white or yellow corn. They also have less starch and a lower glycemic index (GI)."

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