Purple corn mainly grows in Peru and all over its coast and called peruvian purple corn which grows on mountains 10,000 to 15,000 above sea level. Purple corn juice is extracted from the purple colored grains, husks, and cobs of the Peruvian corn. The husks and cobs of our purple corn contribute 80 percent of the nutrition present in the juice, particularly anthocyanin.
It’s rich in a wide array of phytonutrients that include huge amounts of anthocyanin, a type of flavonoid that produces purple, blue or red colors. Anthocyanin protects crops from UV rays and it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Potential Benefits of Drinking Purple Corn Juice
Due to high antioxidant content, it has powerful protection against cancer. It can help halt tumor and cancer growth and kill cancer cells because of its combined anthocyanin, and Vitamins C and E contents.
It has vitamin E with large amounts. Vitamin E and anthocyanin has been found that help your body produce new and more healthy cells which makes your skin more healthy so delay age signs .
Drinking purple corn juice on a regular basis may help in dealing with hypertension. Anthocyanins in the product helps keep fat molecules from oxidizing and clogging up the arteries.
Corn helps to prevent anemia caused by deficiency of vitamins. Corn also has a significant level of iron, which is one of the essential minerals needed to form new red blood cells; a deficiency in iron is one of the main cause of anemia as well.
Regular consumption of purple corn juice is beneficial for people with diabetes or those who are at high risk of developing the condition. Anthocyanin strengthen our glandular system which make our pancreas produce our natural insulin. So it reduces increased sugar level in blood naturally.
Purple corn juice sugar free recipe
1 (15 oz) bag of organic dried purple corn
3-4 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp whole cloves
1 large green apple, chopped into several pieces
1 whole ripe pineapple, chopped into several pieces (with rind)
12 cups water
½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
⅓ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Raw honey to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large pot except the lime/lemon juice and honey. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove cover and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. You can let it sit overnight if you want for the most intense flavor. Strain through a strainer small enough to catch the solids.
Stir in lime and lemon juice and honey to taste. Serve chilled and over ice. Store in refrigerator.