WE CAUGHT A UNIQUE CORN. This is rare and special—PURPLE PERUVIAN CORN. 100% purple and 100% ORGANIC. What a unicorn this is we’ve captured. This small batch comes from a small homestead in Dupax, Nueva Vizcaya. This is just thrice in so many years that we have been able to get Purple Corn from there. If you lit fireworks in the sky and played Stevie Wonder exceedingly loud on the stereo, we cannot be any happier.

There are several theories how Pure Purple Corn, a prized heritage produce from Peru in the Andes, made its way to the Philippines and thrived in a very northern province. Some say it was a Japanese researcher who introduced it to a select number of local farmers, and only one was success in propagating it. In Peru, they steep the corn in hot water to extract a deep purple natural colour for foods and beverages. One of these beverages is an alcohol named CHICA MORADA which contains purple corn, pineapple and spices. It is very common to order it in bars, restaurants, even from street vendors. Purple Corn also makes a pudding called “mozamorra” and a hot smoothie called “Inca’s dessert”. Going back to the Japanese researcher, he must have been establishing a crop breeding program that would eventually send the corn back to Japan. A very Japanese was of cooking corn is to boil it briefly and the grill it while brushing the surface with a mixture of soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Very interesting! A must try.

Purple corn is a SUPER FOOD. It is gluten-free and has twice the antioxidant level of blueberries. Imagine that! Anthocyanins, the primary pigments in purple corn, have been reported to be associated with the potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and chronic diseases. How does it taste? Exactly like traditional Australian sweet corn.

PURE PURPLE CORN INSTANT SNAP BUY: We are looking for RuRi members who are intrigue by the looks and taste of Pure Purple Corn. We have only these 200 kilos to share among so many, we hope you are able to get some. It’s P550 for 5 kilos.

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