Particularly strong antioxidant capacity, beneficial activity at circulatory level, counteracts induced weight gain
Rich in anthocyanins, cyanidin 3-glucoside identifiable (C3G) and in quantities less pelargonidin 3-glucoside (Pg3G). Several studies in animal models have shown that a diet enriched with anthocyanins of red corn is able to reduce the damage from myocardial infarction, to increase the blood levels of omega-3 (molecules known for the cardioprotective properties), to reduce the 'accumulation of abdominal fat and preventing obesity in the case of high-calorie diet and delay the onset of diabetic nephropathy. Numerous epidemiological studies confirm that consumption of anthocyanin-rich foods protect against several chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging.
The seed flour, corn has a red antioxidant capacity about 2-3 times greater than the traditional yellow corn meal and in some cases presents a level of contamination by mycotoxins significantly lower than the yellow corn.
The Italian red corn comes from a natural cross made from ancient varieties of South American corn with red Italian corn, in order to make it cultivable also in European temperate climate without losing its properties.
The Red Corn can reduce the damage during a heart attack, to increase the blood levels of omega-3, prevent obesity and delay the onset of diabetic nephropathy.