SK Food International offers Identity Preserved Certified Organic and Conventional Non-GMO Crimson Red Corn. Other corn varieties’ color is in the seed coat, which causes the corn to lose its color during food processing. However, SK Food International’s Crimson Red Corn has a clear seed coat, with the color in the alerone, allowing the red color to remain in tact through processing.
Another unique feature of the Crimson Red Corn is the gametophyte gene that prevents cross contamination of other types or species of corn, including genetically modified corn. In addition, this corn also has a very hard starch that grinds up similar to glass and is incorporated into tortilla chips.
Product applications include, but are not limited to, snack foods, tortilla chips, soft tortillas, flours and meals. Available packaging sizes include 50-lb. bags, bulk 2,000-lb. totes and bulk truckload.
SK Food International’s Crimson Red Corn also was the winner of this year’s Best in Ingredient category of the New Product Awards at the All Things Organic trade show in Chicago in June.
Furthermore, the Fargo, N.D.-based ingredient supplier also is looking to release blue and white corn varieties with the same features as the Crimson Red Corn for the 2011 growing season.
Editor’s Note: SK Food International provided information for this article. To learn more about their products, please visit www.skfood.com.