Purple corn is also known as blue corn. It is the same species as a regular corn, but this one produces kernels with the deepest shades of purple. It also known to be a powerful antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory and prevents cancer.
Properties of Purple Corn:
Purple Corn is an important source of natural dyes and three powerful antioxidants:
Purple corns are rich in a wide variety of phytonutrients that includes huge amount of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that produces purple, red or blue colors. Anthocyanins are a powerful antioxidant and are anti-inflammatory, therefore helps protect from diseases.
Check on below to find out the amazing health benefits of purple corn:
1. Anti-cancer properties
Researchers at the Ohio State University, found that anthocyanins extracted from purple corn, killed 20% of in vitro cancer cells. They have compared it to anthocyanins from different plant sources, such as radishes, grapes, radishes, purple carrots and elder berries.
A study conducted at Doshisha University in Japan, looked at the anti-obesity potential of the purple corn anthocyanin C3G. The researchers found that dietary C3G prevented obesity in mice. So they are hopeful that a similar link in humans will be found on further studies
3. Anti-inflammatory properties
A research conducted at Tokai Gakuen University in Japan, confirmed the anti-inflammatory response of C3G, a benefit that is believed to be inherent in anthocyanins.
The amount of health benefits purple corn has to offer continues to grow. You should incorporate this food into your diet.