Thursday, April 4, 2013

Purple corn is a ..

Purple corn is a variety of maize, a crop native to the valleys of the Andes mountains in South America.
It is common in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and it is used in chicha morada (a drink made by boiling purple corn with pineapple, cinnamon, clove, and sugar) and mazamorra, a type of pudding. 
One of the most popular drinks is the "Api" or also known as "Inca's dessert".
The kernels of Purple Corn have long been used by the people of the Andes to color foods and beverages, a practice just beginning to become popularized in the industrialized world. Besides its use as food and dye, purple corn is thought to have many health benefits.

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