Purple Corn

The high anthocyanin content and biological activities of these grains indicate that their consumption would be beneficial to health, and that they may be useful in the production of functional foods containing an efficacious dose of anthocyanins. Purple corn has a high antioxidant activity that is equivalent to or higher than Vitamin E.

Less Fattening

Dr. Takanori Tsuda who is an expert on purple corn color, conducted an experiment at the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. His research determined that anthocyanins, which are a category of flavonoids that pertain to the largest group of water-soluble pigments in the plant kingdom, are less fattening than other pigments with high caloric content. These other pigments are used as coloring agents for foods in Japan, and replacing them with purple corn color may be healthier for human consumption.

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