Purple corn is commonly referred to as blue corn as well. Most foods with deep hues contain antioxidants known as anthocyanins that are essential to our health.
Anthocyanin is a plant pigment and flavonoid that is known to have antioxidant properties that carry anti-inflammatory compounds, also giving this purple corn its deep color.
The antioxidants in purple corn have the potential to fight obesity and diabetes, as well as, lower blood pressure and hypertension. The lutein and zeaxathinin in purple corn have been associated with decreased chances of developing serious eye diseases such as cataracts or macular degeneration.
Purple corn can be consumed the same way as its yellow counterparts.