You can make your own purple corn juice drink if you want to. This way you can be assured of a totally chemical-free, all-natural home-made health beverage with lots of anthocyanin goodness. Here are what you need:
- 8-10 corncobs of purple corn
- 4 to 6 sticks of cinnamon
- Several pieces of cloves (aromatic spice from a flower)
- 4 to 6 chopped fresh apples
- Fresh pineapple
- Brown sugar
Place purple corn cobs in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Put in all the fruits and boil for 45 minutes to an hour. Then take out all the fruits and strain the juice into a container. Put in some sugar to taste. Let it cool down before putting into the refrigerator. Serve cold.
Isn’t the boiling process going to kill the anthocyanin and other nutrients in purple corn? Well, experts say anthocyanin is not affected by heat applied during boiling. But the same may not be true with other nutrients, like the Vitamin C in purple corn. Vitamin C is known to quickly evaporate when exposed to heat or when even merely exposed.
And this is one of the reasons why it is often better to buy purple corn juice supplements than make your own purple corn juice–you lose some nutrients in the preparation and heating process, and it’s not everyday that you have time to prepare and cook purple corn juice, especially if you are a busy executive or business owner. The process is further prolonged by the need to cool down the juice after boiling.
With purple corn juice supplements, you have the drink ready anytime you need it. You also benefit from the high-tech process of getting the purple corn nutrition intact even if the product went through the cooking process. Plus, you get the assurance and certification of your local food and drug agency that the beverage you are drinking is clean and safe, passing the government standard for quality.