Colorful Harvest's Ruby Jewel® sweet red corn gets its name from the color of its jewel like kernels. This unique corn is tender, sweet and delicious. It is great on the grill, or roasted; either on the cob, or as kernels shaved into salads, pastas or salsas.
Ruby Jewel® sweet red corn has become a favorite at backyard cookouts, and with professional and amateur chefs who want to stand out from the crowd.
Ruby Jewel® sweet red corn gets its marvelous color straight from traditionally bred, heirloom style seeds. The color is a plant pigment called anthocyanins, part of a family of health friendly molecules called flavinoids. For more information see our FAQ section on where the colors come from.
Studies suggest that a diet rich in brightly colored fruits and vegetables can have important health benefits.
Only one cup of ordinary uncooked sweet corn provides you with 17% of the USDA daily value of vitamin C, 6% of the daily value of vitamin A, and 4% of the daily value of iron. Ruby Jewel sweet red corn has all the nutrition of ordinary corn, PLUS purple pigments called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are flavinoids that may help increase the antioxident capacity of the blood and may help maintain good brain function. The tissues of all higher plants contain anthocyanins, which is one more reason why fruits and vegetables are an important part of a good diet.
We encourage you to read more about this topic in our colorful nutrition knowledge base.