Feasibility and opportunities for Peruvian purple corn in Australia

  • 18 pages

  • Published: 4 Nov 2021

  • Author(s): Tim O’Hare, Kent Fanning, Jess Sanderson, Ross Naidoo

  • ISBN: 978-1-76053-219-2

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Peruvian purple corn is a maize originating in the region of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivar. In contrast to normal yellow maize, the entire cob is used as a source of purple colorant for food and beverages, as a healthy additive to food products, and as a nutraceutical for a range of cardiovascular and inflammation-related diseases. The current report outlines the feasibility and opportunities for growing Peruvian purple corn in Australia.