Organic Purple Maize

 

This is a pilot project for Wolfe Creek Farms.  We grew it in 2015 for Chocosol Traders in Toronto.  We hand selected and stored in 2015 for local adaptation.  We plan on planting 3 acres in 2016.

This corn is open pollinated and non GMO.  It is not a hybrid sourced from seeds originally grown by Ontario indigenous tribes.  The purple colour comes from anthocyanins.  Purple corn is a more concentrated source of anthocyanins than Blueberries.

Anthocyanins: (various soluble glycoside pigments producing red to blue colouring in flowers and plants)

  • Potent antioxidant qualities
  • Metabolize toxins and carcinogens
  • Inhibit DNA damage
  • Reduce capillary fragility
  • Enhance glucose absorption
  • Promote weight loss
  • Induce programmed cancer cell death (Apostasis)

Compared to yellow corn, purple maize is:

  • Higher in protein
  • Lower in starch
  • Lower glycemic index
  • Low or free of gluten
  • High in Lysine, Zinc and Iron
  • A source of easy to assimilate Selenium

Makes delicious, nutritious high quality Tortillas (Best in Toronto??)

Purple Maize was a staple food source for indigenous tribes in North and South America.  It is a tested by nature dietary foundation of North American Indigenous Civilizations.