Suntava Purple Corn™ is full of antioxidants, including exceedingly high amounts of  anthocyanins, which are good for your body. Much like paint protects your car from rust damage, antioxidants such as anthocyanins help protect your cells from damage.



Antioxidants, LIKE anthocyanins, help destroy damaging free radicals that can lead to cancer and other health problems. If free radicals go unchecked, it’s a lot like what rust does to a car. Here’s a quick way to understand just how good Suntava Purple Corn is:
Suntava Purple Corn has the highest ORAC score
Developed by the National Institute on Aging, ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a method of measuring the antioxidant potential of various foods. ORAC scores are based on a serving size of 100 grams.

Suntava Purple Corn contains even more antioxidants than blueberries!
1 cup of Suntava Purple Corn is equal to 1 1/2 cups of blueberries









Research has shown that blueberries are among the healthiest foods, due to their antioxidant content. In fact,  just one cup of Suntava Purple Corn can contain the same antioxidant value as 1-1/2 cups of blueberries. No other corn comes close to being this "Amaizingly good for you®" !

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Polyphenolics and Antioxidant Capacity of White and Blue Corns Processed into Tortillas and Chips, Cereal Chemistry 2007, 84(2): 162-168

Molecular Mechanisms Behind the Chemopreventive Effects of Anthocyanidins, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2004; 2004(5): 321-325.

Fabio Galvano. The chemistry of anthocyanins, Functional Ingredients, July, 2005.

Absorption, tissue distribution and excretion of pelargonidin and its metabolites following oral administration to rats, British Journal of Nutrition, 2006, 95, 51-58.

Anthocyanins from fruits and vegetables--Does bright colour signal cancer chemopreventive activity? European Journal of Cancer, 2005, 41, 1931-1940.

Peonidin Inhibits Phorbol-Ester--Induced COX-2 Expression and Transformation in JB6 P Cells by Blocking Phosphorylation of ERK-1 and -2, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,  2007, 1095: 513-520.

Dietary Cyanidin 3-O-ß-D-Glucoside-Rich Purple Corn Color Prevents Obesity and Ameliorates Hyperglycemia in Mice, The Journal of Nutrition, 133:2125-2130, July 2003.

Mulberry anthocyanins, cyanidin 3-rutinoside and cyanidin 3-glucoside, exhibited an inhibitory effect on the migration and invasion of a human lung cancer cell line, Cancer Letters,  Volume 235, Issue 2, Pages 248-259.

Vitaminol, Cyanidin 3-O-beta-Glucoside suppresses nitric oxide production during a zymosan treatment in rats, Journal of Nutrition Science, 2002.


 
suntava purple corn™ has the highest orac value of any other corn*

How Suntava Purple Corn compares to other corns

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ORAC scores are based on a serving size of 100 grams

about MAIZE
Scholars now widely accept that maize, domesticated from a wild grass called teosinte, was first harvested about 9,200 years ago in Mexico. While it looked nothing like our modern day corn and offered very little in nutritional value, by 2000 B.C. it supported several remarkable Early American civilizations including the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs.

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