Blue Corn
Blue Food Corn

In 1983, we took notice of burgeoning interest in Indian corn from reservations in New Mexico. We began to try our hand at plant breeding by taking selections of various strains of open-pollinated corn to achieve solid blue corn. This entailed hand-picking individual blue corn kernels from multi-colored corn cobs. We added Organic Blue Corn to our product line in 1995, and it quickly became a cornerstone of our business.

  • Distinctive Taste
  • Appealing Color
  • Nutritional Benefits
  • Gluten Free
  • Hard Endosperm
  • Heirloom is Soft Endosperm
  • Health Benefits More Info
Health Benefits of Blue Corn

Studies have shown that blue corn is higher in the amino acid lysine, the antioxidant anthocyanin, zinc and iron than most yellow or white corn. Blue corn also contains Vitamins A and Thiamine, B2, and niacin. Research has found that blue corn tortillas contain more protein than their yellow or white corn counterparts, as well as lower starch content and lower glycemic index (GI). Food with a lower starch and lower GI breaks down more slowly into sugars absorbed by the blood stream and can help people avoid spikes in blood sugar levels, which can be helpful for people on low GI diets, such as diabetics.

The health benefits of blue corn tortillas have been featured in many publications, including well-known publications such as Bicycling, Reuters Health, and WebMD.

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  • Non-GMO Seed
  • Sunny State Non-GMO protocol
  • Approved Pesticides Used
  • Approved Herbicides Used
  • Commercial Fertilizers Allowed
  • No restriction/time from prior land uses of chemicals
  • Non-GMO is NOT Organic
  • Identity may be preserved if contracted
  • Seed Saved by Farmer or Families for a Generation or More
  • Seed Saved Each Year for Next Year's Planting
  • Farmer-Selected to Improve Yield, Drought Tolerance, Climate Adaptability
  • Open-pollinated
  • Generally, Corn is Soft Endosperm
  • Sustainable
  • Affordable and Secure Food and Seed Source for Small Farms
  • May Exhibit Various Colors
  • Unique Taste
  • Can be Organically Grown
  • Variability from Lot-to-Lot, Year-to-Year