Giant White Corn

from Cuzco, Peru

Common Name of the product:
GIANT WHITE CORN

Technical Name of the product:
ZEA MAYS L VAR. CUSCOENSIS K.

Harmonized code: 1005909010

Description:

Giant White Corn is solely grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru, in a place known as The Sacred Valley of the Incas in Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru. The size of giant white corn varies from 12 to 15 mm in diameter. It is known for its exceptional big size with circular flan shape and floury soft texture. It is also rich in proteins, starch and sugars. Post-harvest, it is disinfected and then classified, calibrated and packed for export. The whole process is carried out under an adequate quality and sanitary control. As homogenous food, it fits for human consumption. It is a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free product. Furthermore, it has proteins, starch, sugar and greasy matter. It is also a very amylaceus, smooth, uniform corn with an exceptional size. In Peru, it is cooked in diverse ways, such as, stewed, toasted, in omelets, boiled, micro waved or roasted. Additionally, it is used like snacks, French fries, mix nuts, pop corn, etc.

Technical Specifications

Physical

Appearance: Homogeneous intact kernels without spots, fungi, insects and free of impurities.

Size:

  • Caliber Nº 1: 24/27 grains per ounce, Mesh 15.5 mm (no passing in 15mm)
  • Caliber Nº 2: 28/32 grains per ounce, Mesh 13.5 mm (no passing in 13mm)
  • Caliber Nº 3: 33/40 grains per ounce

Selection: 100% machine and manual

Impurities: 0.5% max

Moisture: 13% max

Damaged kernels: Max 4%
(open, spotted, split, etc.)

Strange matter: Less than 1%
(stones, leaves, etc.)

Sanitary Conditions:

  • Absence of Salmonella in 25 gr.
  • Absence of Escherichia Coli in gr.
  • Aflotoxins: Inferior to 5 p.p.b.

Uses:

For human feeding: polenta, oil germ, semolina, starch, etc.

For industrial use: Glucose, gums for gluten, starch for antibiotics, etc.
Sub products of corn are used for birds and cattle food.

Packing

  • Packing: Polypropylene coats 50 kg net weight each
  • Transportation: Maritime

Minimun Export Quantity

  • 20” Container: 360 coats 50 kg each
    (18 TM)
 
 
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