What is Peruvian corn called?

Is Peruvian corn the same as hominy?

Peruvian White corn is often compared to hominy with its drier texture and large kernel size, but the kernels also have a mild, subtly earthy, and floury flavor with sweet, nutty notes.

Is Peruvian corn healthy?

The corn grows in the Andes and has one of the darkest shades of purple found on a plant. Studies show that the compounds in purple corn have a variety of potential health benefits, and can help prevent cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

What is Chulpe corn?

Chulpe corn is toasted in big terracotta pans placed directly on a heat source, or cooked on a low fire with a little bit of oil or butter, onions and salt. It can be consumed as an appetizer or to accompany some soups or traditional Colombian dishes.

Where can I get choclo?

In the United States, choclo is mainly found in Latin markets, usually frozen, on or off the cob.

Why are corn nuts bad for you?

Like any snack, corn nuts can be part of a healthy diet — the key is to eat corn nuts in moderation. They are a low-calorie choice compared to many types of chips and crackers, giving them an advantage. However, they can be high in fats if you consume them in large quantities.

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