Hopi Blue Corn

  • Available types: Whole Kernel, Cornmeal, Grits, Polenta
  • Grown by: Jim Richardson in Rockdale, TX
  • Flavor profile: pure, amplified corn flavor
  • Good for: blue cornbread, grits, nixtamalized for blue tortillas
Precursors of this strain of flint corn have been raised continuously for 800 years on the mesas of northern Arizona. Used by the Hopis to make ceremonial Piki Bread. Hopi Blue makes an excellent cornmeal for blue cornbread. Whole kernels are nixtamalized for masa to make blue tortillas.