Purple Corn Flour
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Purple Corn Flour From Barry Farm Foods

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List of Ingredients

Corn whole-grain, purple


Purple corn is found mostly in Peru and has been cultivated for thousands of years.  It is cultivated there from the coast to in lands almost ten thousand feet high.  It has been extensively used as a staple food and a natural coloring dye.

There are different genetic strains of purple corn, all of which originated from the line called “Kculli”, which is still cultivated in Peru.  Objects in the shape of these particular ears of corn have been found in archeological sites at least 2,500 years old.  

Purple corn (maiz morado) is a major Andean crop.
  And people of the Andes make a refreshing drink from purple corn called "chicha morada".  It is also one of nature’s richest sources of at least six different anthocyanin antioxidants. 

Purple corn flour is made by simply grinding the kernels of the purple corn into a flour. In Peru the flour is called Harina de Maiz and is used like wheat flour is used here i.e. for just about everything.



Aji Morado is served as a breakfast cereal.  Thick and hearty, it can be served hot or cold.  Usually accompanied by pastry.  It's delicious, with a sort of "grape-y" flavor.  A traditional Andean treat.


2 c purple corn flour*
15 c water
1 c diced pineapple
2 sticks cinnamon*
2 cloves, whole*
2 tsp orange peel granulated*
cane juice crystals* to taste


Soak flour in 6 c water for 2 hours.  Boil remaining 9 c water with the cinnamon, orange peel & cloves while soaking flour.

Add 6 cup of soaked corn flour to the cinnamon water (remove spices).

Cook together, stirring constantly until just a little thick. Stir in sugar and chopped pineapple and serve.

This can be refrigerated and served cold.  Either way it is thick, hearty, healthy and delicious.

*These ingredients are available at www.barryfarm.com.

1/4 cup 
Amount per serving
Calories from fat10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrate 22.5g
Dietary Fiber 3.9g16%
Protein 2g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
9.3% of calories from Fat
83.3% from Carbohydrates
7.4% from Protein