DRIED PURPLE CORN
Purple Corn Posole has a deep purple color and when cooked a soft, firm texture. This corn is 1 cm in width and length. Purple Corn Posole is a unique breed which is thought to have originated in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Corn was initially introduced to Europeans by Christopher Columbus on his return from the New World. It was originally known as maize. This multi colored corn, was mainly used as decoration, but is now gaining popularity as a useful grain for cooking. Corn comes in various colors, blues, reds, purples, and a giant white kernel. These corns add eye appeal and a unique corn flavor to many stews, soups and casseroles. Ground corn is used for many products such as corn meal, corn starch, masa harina and corn flour.
Purple corn is perfect for posole (a thick Mexican stew, often flavored with pork.) This corn can baked, broiled, fried, used in soups, and it is wonderful tossed with rice and spices. A truly versatile grain!