Corn has been a dietary staple in Mesoamerica for thousands of years—and for good reason. As a fiber-rich food, corn provides steady, slow-burning energy. It can help stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and even aid in the prevention of colon cancer. In short, corn is more than a vegetable. It’s an ancient agricultural life source that remains an essential part of a modern, balanced diet.
At Azteca Milling, we make quality masa flours from 100% whole grain corn using a traditional process called nixtamalization. Thousands of years ago, inhabitants of the Aztec and Mayan empires would nixtamalize corn to soften its outer hull before grinding it into dough, which inadvertently enhanced its nutrition profile with calcium, niacin, and protein.
As unhealthy eating habits become increasingly widespread, it is our mission to inform customers about the health benefits of corn and to let them know that our corn masa products are an industry-leading, healthy choice.