Purple Corn Extract Anthocyanins

Part Used: Corn Kernels
Botanical Name Zea mays L.
Specification 1%–30% by UV
Application: Food, Beverage
Appearance: Purple Powder

What Is Purple Corn Extract Anthocyanins?

Purple corn extract is derived from purple corn, a plant that belongs to the same species as yellow table corn, but contains vividly-colored biologically active natural plant dyes. Native South Americans have been using the dyes, known as anthocyanins, to color food and drinks for centuries. Anthocyanins are flavonoids, a category of antioxidants being studied for their potential health benefits.

Benefits of Purple Corn Extract Anthocyanins

Interest in the health benefits of purple corn extract has been increasing over the last several decades. There is a large body of evidence suggesting that purple corn extract may help reduce the incidence of a variety of chronic diseases.

1. Antioxidant properties:

Purple Corn expresses one of the deepest purple shades found in the plant kingdom, this vibrant purple hue being indicative of the kind of antioxidants it contains – anthocyanins. These powerful compounds make Purple Corn stand head and shoulders above regular corn in terms of contribution to health. A 2004 study published in “The Journal of Nutrition” found that one particular anthocyanin found in Purple Corn – CG3 – has the potential to fight obesity and diabetes. CG3 is reported to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in existence, coming out top when tested against 13 other anthocyanins in the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) assay, which tests for antioxidant activity.

2. Anti-Inflammatory:

In a study conducted at The Tokai Gakuen University in Japan, it was confirmed that there was an anti-inflammatory response to CG3. Further statements based on the results of these studies indicate that “it is possible that this plant pigment may also suppress the inflammatory response in diseases marked with inflammation.”

3. Lowers Blood Pressure:

According to the American Heart Association, untreated high blood pressure can lead to kidney damage, heart disease, memory loss, vision loss, and stroke. The 2007 issue of the “Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology” reported that the anthocyanins in Purple Corn lowered blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive rats.

4. Kidney Health:

Scientists from Hallym University in Korea found that antioxidant properties in purple corn extract were able to prevent the hardening of the blood vessels in the kidneys – a process called “glomerulosclerosis” – which is often associated with diabetes. This can cause kidney failure if left unchecked.

5. Anticancer:

Monica Giusti, an assistant professor of food science at Ohio State University, led a team studying anthocyanins’ cancer-fighting potential. During the study, the team took anthocyanins from different plant sources, including purple corn, grapes, radishes, chokeberries, bilberries, purple carrots, and elderberries, and compared the amount of each different type of anthocyanin it took to reduce in vitro cancer growth by 50 percent. Anthocyanins from purple corn proved to be the winner; it took less anthocyanin derived from purple corn to reduce cancer growth by half than it did any other anthocyanin extract. During the study, researchers found that anthocyanins extracted from purple corn also killed 20 percent of in vitro cancer cells, while leaving surrounding tissue relatively unharmed.

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  • By Express: Suitable for under 50kg, 5-10 days
  • By Air: Suitable for more than 50kg, 7-15 days
  • By Sea: Suitable for more than 500kg, 15-45days

Why Choose FYZ Purple Corn Extract Anthocyanins?

  • FYZ is a professional Purple Corn Extract Anthocyanins manufacturer in China, provides private labels service.
  • FREE SAMPLE (5-10g) for detection, if you need more, please contact us.
  • Fast delivery by DHL/FedEx, air as your requirement.
  • All of our products from nature, no additive.
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COA of Purple Corn Extract

Appearance Purple Powder Complies Visual
Odor Characteristic Complies Organoleptic
Tasted Characteristic Complies Organoleptic
Specification 25% anthocyanins 25.12% UV
Sieve Analysis 100% pass 80 mesh Complies
Loss on drying 5% Max. 2.41%
Ash 5% Max. 1.01%
Heavy Metal
Total Heavy Metal 10ppm Max Complies Eur.Ph.7.0<2.2.58>
Lead 1ppm Max Complies Eur.Ph.7.0<2.2.58>
As 1ppm Max Complies Eur.Ph.7.0<2.2.58>
Cadmium 1ppm Max. Complies Eur.Ph.7.0<2.2.58>
Hg 0.1ppm Max Complies Eur.Ph.7.0<2.2.58>
Total Plate Count 1,000CFU/g Max <100CFU/g USP34<61>
Yeast & Mold 100CFU/g Max <10CFU/g USP34<61>
E.Coli Negative Not Detected USP34<62>
Salmonella Negative Not Detected USP34<62>
Coliforms Negative Not Detected USP34<62>