Do You Know The Purple Corn? These Are Its Powerful Benefits!

Purple corn has also known by the name of blue corn. It’s a little bit different than yellow corn because it’s full of an anthocyanin called denomianda “cyanidin-3-b-glucose”. It’s present in the composition of the powerful plant. Purple corn contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties.

Here are some of the best health benefits of purple corn!

It has anticancer properties

According to researchers from the Ohio State University, purple corn contains an abundance of anthocyanins which assist in the destroying of more than 20% of the cancer cells in vitro.

These anticancer properties were compared to the ones of other foods like: radishes, grapes, berries and carrots.

Combat obesity

The University of Doshisha from Japan performed studies which discovered that purple corn is one of the best things you can eat constantly to help you fight obesity.

Powerful anti-inflammatory properties

According to a research in Japan at the University of Tokai Gakuen, the anthocyanins purple maize contains are full of amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

Besides these amazing benefits, purple corn can also help you:

  • Fight diabetes
  • Decrease your blood pressure and the cholesterol
  • Correct your blood sugar

Start using this amazing ingredient in your everyday nutrition and you’ll soon be blessed with all of its amazing benefits!

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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