Maiz Jora Corn by Belmont
  • Specialty maize grown in the Andes
  • Use for chicha de jora
  • Made in Peru
  • Size - 15 oz/425 g

Maiz jora, a specialty corn grown in the Andes Mountains, is the primary ingredient in chicha de jora. Prepared and consumed in Andean communities for countless generations, chicha de jora is a sacred beverage produced with germinated and fermented corn. Our maiz jora is already germinated and coarsely ground, ready for use in a fresh batch of chicha.

Maiz jora is the traditional type of corn used to make chicha de jora. Whole or ground corn kernels are heated and fermented with water for at least 24 hours before consuming. Making chicha is very similar to making beer and chicha de jora does have a slight alcohol content after fermentation.

Chicha de jora is immensely popular throughout Peru. This sacred beverage is shared in communities during festivals and special events. Recipes vary from region to region and are often not exact.


Jora corn

Nutritional Information

Serving size 1/4 cup (49g). Servings per container 10. Calories 160. Fat calories 9. Total fat 1g (1.5%), Saturated fat 0g (0%), Trans fat 0g (0%). Cholesterol 0mg. Sodium 0mg. Total carbohydrate 30g (10%). Sugars 1g. Protein 3g. Dietary fiber 2g (8%). Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 8%. Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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