NutraMaize

NutraMaize

NutraMaize is a Purdue Foundry company commercializing a more nutritious, better tasting, variety of non-GMO corn. NutraMaize’s proprietary corn variety possesses a deep orange color, which is produced by its high carotenoid content (~3x yellow corn). Carotenoids are a family of nutrients with a number of critical functions in the human body including serving as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and providing pro-vitamin A. NutraMaize has received $425,000 in non-dilutive funding through a combination of an NSF STTR, USDA SBIR and state matching funds. With these funds NutraMaize is advancing its orange corn for large scale applications in the food ingredient and poultry feed markets.