What is Hi Lysine Corn?
Hi Lysine corn is a hybrid that was developed to improve the protein in corn. This unique corn provides substantially higher levels of two essential amino acids: lysine and tryptophan. Amino acids are the building blocks of all protein. Essential amino acids are those that cannot be made in the body, but must be supplied by the diet for good nutrition. Hi Lysine corn was discovered by Dr. Edwin T. Mertz of Purdue University where it was developed to be an improvement over ordinary corn as a food source. It has the potential for eliminating kwashiorkor (a protein deficiency where children get bloated stomachs, large livers, red hair and die unexpectedly.) in countries where corn is the primary diet. Although regular corn provides plenty of calories, it is inadequate in amino acids, particularly lysine. Hi Lysine corn has nearly double the effective protein content of normal corn - almost as much as meat and more than milk. This protein is more effective because of its digestibility and considerable higher amounts of the essential amino acids. With its whole grain fiber and complete protein, it is a great addition to your diet.
Are your products locally grown?
We grow several of the grains that we offer: Oats, Hi Lysine Corn, Buckwheat, Yellow and White Popcorn, Spelt, Rye and Soybeans. What we don't grow, we source from other growers in the midwest. Exception: Sesame Seeds are not locally grown.
What makes your Oats different?
Our rolled oats are raw; produced without any heat applied, and usually rolled the day before being delivered to local co-op stores. For those of you who are into sprouting seeds, our oat groats may be sprouted.
Where can your products be bought?
Ask for our products at your local natural, organic food market or co-op:
Seward Food Co-op, 2823 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
Wedge Food Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
Linden Hills Food Co-op, 2813 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis
Eastside Food Co-op, 2551 Central Ave. E., Minneapolis
Whole Foods Market, 3060 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis
Mississippi Market, 622 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Mississippi Market, 1500 W. 7th, St. Paul
Whole Foods Market, 30 S Fairview, St. Paul
Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Rd. 11, Burnsville
Lakewinds Natural Foods, 17523 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka
Lakewinds Natural Foods, 435 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen
River Market Co-op, 221 N. Main, Stillwater
Fresh & Natural Foods, 1075 W. Hwy 96, Shoreview, or 4234 Lancaster Lane, Plymouth
Good Earth Food Co-op, 2110 - 8th St. N, St. Cloud
Grass Roots Food Co-op, 1917 - 2nd Ave, Anoka
Fresh Seasons Market, 7999 Victoria Dr., Victoria
Harvest Moon Food Co-op, 2380 W Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake
Just Food Co-op, 516 Water St., Northfield
St. Peter Food Co-op, 119 W Broadway, St. Peter
Good Foods Co-op, 1001 - 6th St. NW, Rochester
Whole Farm Co-op, 33 - 2nd St., Long Prairie
Simple Abundance, 318 Bush St, Red Wing
Harvest Food Co-op, 137 E Front, Owatonna
Spiral Food Co-op, 307 - 2nd St., Hastings
Wintergreen Food Co-op, 120 NW 3rd Ave, Albert Lea
Rainbow Food Co-op, 103 S. Main, Blue Earth
East Dakotah Food Co-op 2504 S. Duluth, Sioux Falls, SD
Menomonie Market, 521 - 2nd St., Menomonie, WI
Whole Earth Food Co-op,126 S Main, River Falls, WI
Fresh & Natural Foods, 1701 Ward Ave., Hudson, WI
Just Local Foods, 1117 S Farwell, Eau Claire, WI