Nutrition & Health
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.

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.

 

Over 6,000 years ago, the Aztec, Maya, and Inca Indians were the first to cultivate corn from its grassy relative teosinte and make it an essential part of their diets and everyday lives.
Everything Starts with Corn
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At Azteca Milling, we take pride in spreading the word about the health benefits of corn. Take a look below to learn how our corn masa flours preserve this ancient grain’s natural goodness.
Nutritional Content
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Myths and Facts about corn tortillas.
Myths & Facts
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Obesity is a public health issue that’s more relevant than ever before. According to the World Health Organization, the percentage of obese adults worldwide has more than doubled since 1980. In 2008, approximately 500 million adults were obese—a number that’s projected to top 700 million by 2015.
Obesity
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