Your kernel-to-masa journey starts here. A rainbow of rich, nutty, fragrant varietals of heirloom corn grown by traditional farming communities across Mexico, from Tlaxacala to Oaxaca, Michoacán to Yucatán.
Once at risk for extinction, Bolita Belatove may be among the rarest of heirloom corn varieties in all of Mexico. Belatove is Zapotec for “maguey worm”, which shares a similar pink hue. With the right amount of cal (no more than 1% ratio to corn), it yields a beautiful mauve masa and distinctly nutty flavor. We’re hooked.
This Tlaxacaltecan variety of pink heirloom corn is akin to a Chalqueño, but a bit denser. While it is traditionally used for atole dulce, a warm, sweet masa beverage, Xocoyul lends itself seamlessly to a variety of masa applications, such as quesadillas with fresh quesillo or festive pink tamales.