Doña Cholita now bakes blue corn tortilla! That’s right blue corn is actually a thing! In fact there are over 100 varieties of corn, a rainbow of colours.
But blue corn is one of the special one’s, as with all naturally occurring blue/purple foods, (think blueberries, purple cabbage, eggplant, purple grapes) blue corn contains the plant pigment anthocyanin, which is what gives blue/purple fruits and vegetables their distinctive colour.
Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and can help reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease (Nutrition Australia).
Studies suggest that corn anthocyanins may have anti-inflammatory activity and cancer preventative properties and may also help to control body weight, not only that but, blue corn is a more complete protein source for human nutrition (Houston Chronicle article).
Could you need anymore reasons to try out our blue Mexican corn tortillas?! They are currently only available for purchase at markets (stay tuned to Facebook & Instagram for dates and locations) or at one of the awesome restaurant/café/trucks that use our tortillas.
The Roadhouse, Byron Bay
Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay
Town Café & Restaurant, Bangalow