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In many traditional cultures, corn is eaten with beans, as they have complementary amino acids that work together to provide complete proteins. In Central and South America, corn is often nixtamalized for better health – soaked in an alkaline solution (often lime-water) – then drained and made into masa flour, tortillas and other foods. The nixtamalization process makes many of the corn kernel's B vitamins hugely more bioavailable, while also adding calcium.
Maize or corn is a cereal crop that is grown widely throughout the world in a range of agroecological environments. More maize is produced annually than any other grain. About 50 species exist and consist of different colors, textures and grain shapes and sizes. White, yellow and red are the most common types. The white and yellow varieties are preferred by most people depending on the region.
When your health and the health of your family is on the line, remember: Farm2Kitchen organic offerings. It’s worth it.
Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. It includes a system of production, processing, distribution and sales that assures consumers that the products maintain the organic integrity that begins on the farm.
This system, which is governed by strict government standards, requires that products bearing the organic label are made without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic engineering or other excluded practices, sewage sludge, or irradiation.
Guided by these and other standards, organic is the most heavily regulated and closely monitored production system in the U.S., enabling you to choose organic products with confidence.
Mounting evidence shows that organic foods are rich in nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, and vitamin C, which are critical to maintaining good health.
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