Heirloom Blue Bolita Corn (Oaxaca)

Heirloom Blue Bolita Corn (Oaxaca)



(Video above^^^From Milpa to Mesa–translation: “From Corn Farm to Table”–is a preview of the kernel-to-masa process that turns heirloom corn into fresh masa.)

Sourced from Oaxaca’s central valleys, the bolita landrace is the backbone of Oaxacan tlayudas, the large-format (13″-15”) tortillas and tostadas found throughout the region. With its dense, crystalline starch, it’s easy to see how this landrace can support the structure of such a large tortilla without falling apart (the texture will have a more toothsome finish, you’ll notice).

We love bolita’s deep range of colors and the way it blooms when nixtamalized (we’re all about its pozole application, too).

The blue varietal yields a solid blue masa with a grassy, earthy finish.

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Bag Size

5lb bag, 55lb bag

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  1. Justin W.

    Justin W. (verified owner)

    This variety also parches nicely. I can’t get enough blue corn!

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  2. Ellen Paul

    delicious and easy to work with!

    Ellen Paul (verified owner)

    Wow! This corn is amazing. The kernels are the most beautiful colors of blue and purple, and after nixtamalization only get more gem-like. The tortillas are delicious, a tiny bit chewy, and easy to stretch. Even makes delicious cornbread when ground fresh!

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