Dried Purple Corn
Purple Corn is a variety of extra-large kernel corn grown in the Andes region of South America. The eye-catching deep purple kernels are chewier, starchier and less sweet than typical corn.
Rehydrate by soaking in hot (not boiling) water for 5 minutes before adding to baked goods or salads, if a crunchy texture is not desired. Add to soups, sauces, salsas or stews as is.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Chicha morada is a classic Peruvian punch made with fruits, spices and colored with Dried Purple Corn. It can be served as-is, or spiked with pisco for an alcoholic version.