Learn how blue corn flour and juniper ash worked together to provide a nutritious traditional staple food called blue corn mush. Educator, “indigenerd,” and series host Dr. Lee Francis of Laguna Pueblo explains the science within this classic indigenous breakfast and meal in this Indigi-Genius video from New Mexico PBS.
“This process breaks down the outer shell of the corn, enhancing flavor and increasing the amount of absorbable calcium niacin and vitamin B3.”
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