Honeyville's Blue Corn has been carefully processed from select food-grade flint corn. Blue corn is simply a variety of flint corn with a dark bluish to red color that, when ground, produces a blue color flour. Blue corn is grown mostly in the Southwestern part of the United States. This corn has a coarser texture and a nuttier flavor than other varieties of corn used for flour.
Far less blue corn is commercially harvested for a variety of reasons. Blue corn is simply not as hearty as dent corn varieties like our White Corn and Yellow Corn. It frequently produces multiple stalks that fall over and cause problems with harvesting equipment and produces a lower yield in general. The primary use for blue corn is to produce masa for blue corn tortillas and for blue corn chips. Tortillas made from blue corn are usually denser than white corn tortillas. Honeyville Blue Corn is an ideal product for long term food storage and emergency preparedness.
Shelf-Life: Blue Corn will store for 1 year in a sealed 50 pound bag under ideal storage conditions (cool, dry place).
Uses: Blue Corn can be used in any recipe calling for blue corn, including corn chips and tortillas.
Packaging: Blue Corn in bulk is available in a 50 pound bag. Packaging may vary.
Ingredients: Whole Kernel Blue Corn.
Allergen information: This product does not contain any allergens.
My family bought 200 lbs of this for our long-term food storage. It's flint corn so it needs to be processed with alkalai (nixtamalized with calcium Hydroxide) before your body can absorb the nutrients. Most people don't realize that unprocessed corn is exceedingly nutrition deficient. Nixtamalized corn however is one of the healthiest things you can eat. I use this product to make masa for blue corn tortillas. They taste great! Much better than what you would buy at the store or make from Maseca. Blue corn is about 20% higher in protein than yellow corn and is lower in carbohydrates. It's also much less likely to be GMO if you care about that sort of thing. I am very pleased with my purchase. I wll probably buy more in the future for the purpose of rotating my food storage.Review by Beth (Posted on 3/24/2014)