Suntava® promotes healthier consumer products. We produce pure, functional ingredients—naturally derived from agricultural and botanical sources—for the world's leading food, nutraceutical, and cosmetics manufacturers.


As of December 1, 2015, Suntava is now part of Healthy Food Ingredients, LLC (HFI), the parent company of SK Food International and Hesco/Dakota Organic Products. The Suntava team will operate as a division of HFI, continuing to use the Suntava name.
About HFI
Healthy Food Ingredients is a specialty ingredient company that provides non-GMO, organic, gluten free, and identity preserved ingredients to domestic and international customers in the food and pet food manufacturing and food service industries.
“HFI is a quickly-growing company, however, we are purposeful in growing the HFI platform,” notes Brad Hover, HFI CEO. Hover adds, “Like our other brands, SK Food and Hesco, Suntava has a rich history within the food industry and is a natural fit for us. We are pleased to include them in the HFI family.”
What this means
Suntava President Bill Petrich notes that “Suntava has a profound commitment to contributing to a more healthful way of living. We’re excited to be part of HFI and its family of companies that share our vision and values. We look forward to continued growth and expansion into new markets under the HFI umbrella, and know our customers and consumers will benefit from Suntava’s access to greater supply security, enhanced supply chain processing and certifications, plus more distribution/warehousing options, and a united commitment to the best food safety practices from field to table.”

Suntava® purple corn: Amaizingly Good for you®

Suntava® Purple Corn is a proprietary, Non-GMO corn, cultivated from ancient species and harvested using modern methods. Its deep, vivid hue hints at the extraordinarily high level of anthocyanins that permeate the entire plant.


Suntava Purple Corn Ohs


With Suntava Purple Corn, food manufacturers can expect consistent color, texture, taste, and quality in their whole grain products. Learn More…



Suntava Purple Corn Nutra


Suntava Purple Corn Extract offers a reliable source of antioxidants, including C3G, to dietary supplement, cosmeceutical, and functional foods manufacturers. Learn More...

Sayela - natural red color derived from Suntava purple corn


Introducing Sayela, a superior natural colorant that delivers consistent, stable color variation across the red spectrum. Learn More...


Suntava Purple Corn delivers ingredient stability, reliability, and affordability in products including:

  • snacks (tortilla chips, corn chips, pop chips, etc.)
  • cereals
  • soft drinks
  • confections
  • baked goods
  • snacks
  • dairy
  • condiments
  • Bars (granola, energy, meal replacement, weight management)
  • proteins
  • cosmetics
  • dietary supplements
  • OTC/pharma


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35 a day

Did you know?

According to 4 recently published studies, a daily intake of only 35 mg of anthocyanins is associated with reduced risk of heart attack, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and promotes overall healthy aging. The current average daily intake in the U.S. is 12.5 mg. Our lab results have shown that snacks, cereals, crackers and even some baked goods made with Suntava Purple Corn are providing 18 – 35 mg of anthocyanins per 1 oz serving!