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#1300* Sweet Giant Black Mexican* ( Black Iroquois Corn)*35 seeds*HEIRLOOM*

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Hi ya'l, .... here's our Giant Sweet Black Corn .... heirloom... Sweet Giant Black Mexican ( Black Iroquois Corn).. 'Black Aztec', 'Black Sugar', 'Black Sweet', 'Mexican Sweet', and simply as 'Mexican'... 94 days Beautiful, good ears up to 8" long.... from strong 9'-12' stalks.......Immensely productive, drought tolerant, hardy pucker corn that's good for very sweet ears and gorgeous, delicious black cornmeal.....check out the great recipes!, just ( click on pic. ) ..Fun facts; Black Mexican traces back to the 1800's and is said to have been one of the varieties grown by the Aztecs over 2,000 years ago.......This sweet corn is open-pollinated, It is a floury corn, and has about 30 percent more protein than the average hybrid corn and is so rich in anthocyanins..... It is still widely used in the Northeast/Southwest and Mexico, where it is a staple food.....Harvested at that mature stage.. ..... It can be used to make tortillas, chaquegue, a type of gruel, and nixtamal, which is a type of hominy. Black Mexican sweet corn was also reputed to have healing properties when offered as a beverage................. Nixtamal is made of corn kernels that have had their hulls removed in a lime water. The result may be cooked into hominy or ground into masa flour, suitable for tamale dough and many other uses in that cuisine. Atole de maiz is a beverage made of ground corn with add-ins like chocolate or chiles...This variety works for Flour.... Cornmeal is the key ingredient in cornbread, tortillas, polenta, and tamales. Once ears of corn are completely dry you can remove the kernels and grind them in a grain mill to a fine or medium texture. Store in an airtight container......Fairly rare and is not only beautiful it is a very nutritious!.......

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