The scientific name of purple corn is Zea mays L. and it belongs to the Poaceae family. Its origin dates back to pre-Inca times, as can be seen in artistic representations on ceramics from the Moche culture (100-700 A.D.). It originated in the mid-altitude region of central Perú, then spread to the Peruvian coast and later to the high altitude Andean regions.
May 5th is declared the National Day of Purple Corn and other corn varieties.
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The anthocyanins (natural pigments) contained in this superfood give it antioxidant power. Many benefits are linked to this famous property anti-aging. Purple corn promotes the creation of collagen and the renewal of cells and connective tissues. Among other benefits.