Baby Blue Jade Organic Corn | General Description

Baby Blue Jade Corn (botanical name – Zea mays var ‘Blue Jade’) is a mini size corn compare to traditional sweet corn. However even though it is the size of a baby corn (but fatter), it carries normal sized large kernels. Baby Blue Jade Corn Plants bear 3 to 6 ears each, with sweet steel-blue kernels which turn jade-blue when boiled. It is an heirloom variety meaning it has not been genetically changed in any way. The cobs are sweet and tasty for an older variety of corn. The stalks grow only 2 to 3 feet tall. This is a perfect plant to grow in a container. You can place as many as 6 seedlings in a larger 40liter Fincita. You will be eating these babies 75 days after planting, if you give her the full sun she likes.

Baby Blue Jade Organic Corn | a Healthy Vegetable

The deep blue color comes from a pigments called anthocyanins. This is an interesting concentrated pigments which could appear red, purple, or blue.  Anthocyanins is found in fruits, berries, purple cabbage, beets, as well as our baby corn. These powerful antioxidants have been linked to a wide list of health benefits. Anthocyanins prevents the onset of many degenerative diseases, including aging, cancer, heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and mental stress. Anthocyanins are currently being researched for a large number of potential health benefits. Health benefits of Anthocyanins