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Blue corn is rich in antioxidants, high in fiber and low in carbohydrates when compared to yellow corn.
Blue corn is in the Adoption stage. It’s gaining traction on menus but is still considered unique. The ingredient can be found at independent casual-dining restaurants and progressive fast-casual concepts.
Descanso in Costa Mesa, Calif., serves all of its tacos on its signature two-tone blue and white corn masa tortillas. The chile relleno taco comes with a seasonal roasted chile, tatuma squash, corn, sweet peppers, tres quesos and salsa verde.