Afton, Minnesota, August 27, 2012 — Purple corn isn’t exactly the new kid on the block. It’s been around for over 2,000 years, when people living in the Peruvian Andes raised and harvested it. Feeling that the corn held a mystic quality, these early Peruvians wouldn’t have understood its antioxidant strength, but it sustained them nonetheless. Now it’s available to the 21st century consumer— nature’s healthiest, highest antioxidant corn™.
And in addition to being packed with a greater antioxidant power than a comparable serving of blueberries, published research shows purple corn to contain 4 times the level of anthocyanins (red, purple or blue plant-derived antioxidants) as found in blue corn.
Suntava Purple Corn™ is the featured ingredient in Axium’s Mystic Harvest Tortilla Chips. Suitable in a wide range of applications, Suntava also offers a purple corn meal, which is now available to both the home-baking enthusiast and food industry professionals.
With the natural products industry thriving, Suntava wants everyone to know how its purple corn product can be advanced into areas such as table tortillas, cereals, energy bars, extruded or puffed snacks and beverages. With its natural color part of the mix, this non-GMO purple corn is whole grain, kosher, naturally gluten-free and a product of the U.S.
It’s not only amazingly good – it’s “Amaizingly” good for you™.
In addition to its exceedingly high level of antioxidants, Suntava Purple Corn promises to deliver consistent natural flavor and rich color — the value-added health benefits today’s consumers are looking for in foods they purchase. “We are pleased to be working with the folks at Axium, and excited to see their purple corn tortilla chips being launched nationally, making them available everywhere for the first time,” Bill Petrich, Suntava CEO, said.
ABOUT AXIUM FOODS: Located in South Beloit, Illinois, Axium Foods began in 1960 as a private label snack food company called McCleary Industries, named for its founder, Eugene “Mac” McCleary. Later changed to McCleary Incorporated and Axium Foods, they are the creators of their own brands, Pajeda’s and Fiesta Crunch, as well as several private labels. This family-owned and operated company, which recently celebrated 50 years in business, continues the commitment to the quality and innovation set forth by its founder. Read more about this new Axium product at www.mysticharvest.com.
ABOUT SUNTAVA: For over a decade and across two hemispheres, Suntava’s founders have unlocked nature’s brilliance,™ developing their purple maize hybrid —,an abundant source of anthocyanins, antioxidants and natural color. Committed to sustainability, Suntava is based in Afton, Minnesota. For more, please visit www.suntavapurplecorn.com.