#1365 Giant Southwestern Blue Indian Maize - 35 seeds
This type of Organic corn certainly goes back to the pre-Colombian era.
An extremely popular corn "Sweet in flavor" for making numerous specialty foods such as blue corn tortillas, chips,pancake mixes, and breads and also cornbread mixes, corn chips, and cereal.chaquegue, a type of gruel, and nixtamal, which is a type of hominy. Blue corn was also reputed to have healing properties when offered as a beverage,. Atole de maiz is a beverage made of ground corn with add-ins like chocolate or chiles....blue corn can be eaten raw, baked, broiled, fried and simmered for use in soups and stews.
Kernels ripen to a dark blue color in this flour-type corn. Deep blue kernels on a 10" - 12" ear. Strong and very tall stalks.........Studies at Colorado State University indicate that the protein content of commercial blue corn is consistantly 30% higher than dent corns in adjacent fields,...Pigments with antioxidant activity called anthocyanins give the deep shades of color to blue corn,.Anthocyanins can function as antioxidants, which may help to reduce free radical damage to cells and tissues. Studies conducted in experimental animals suggest that corn anthocyanins may have anti-inflammatory activity and cancer preventative properties and may also help to control body weight. For example, dietary anthocyanin-rich blue corn lowered body weight gain in high-fat diet, according to a study published in the issue of "The Journal of Nutrition."..Studies have shown that blue corn is higher in the amino acid lysine, the antioxidant anthocyanin, zinc and iron than most yellow or white corn. In fact, blue corn has higher levels of anthocyanins than the superfood blueberries.
Giant Southwestern Blue Indian is a variety native to the southwestern United States. Sweet in flavor, it is a dietary staple in New Mexico.