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Grits might be the official food of South Carolina, but you can enjoy this nutty, silky-smooth variety, made from antioxidant-rich orange corn, anywhere.

Sustainable goodness

Professor Torbert's promotes food and nutrition security in both the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa by partnering with local, sustainability-focused farmers.

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
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Why we love it

Whether or not you're from the South, consider yourself in the know: a mouthful of creamy, buttery grits will leave you drooling. And lucky for you, now you can cook up a batch anywhere. Even if you're not from their home state. With a velvety texture, medium grind, and mild taste perfect for bringing out the best of other flavors, this rich orange corn variety always has us reaching for another bowl.


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How it does good

Growing brighter corn for a brighter future

A full stomach doesn't necessarily mean a nutrient filled one, especially in developing countries where vitamin-dense diets aren’t always available. That's why Professor Torbert's is using nature, not GMOs, to help. Their unique “orange corn” uses carotenoids (think carrots) to bring much-needed Vitamin A to a staple crop that's easy, cheap, and safe to grow. By sharing it with African farmers committed to environmentally-friendly practices, Professor Torbert's keeps people healthy and communities growing. This process of “biofortification” is expected to help over a billion people by 2030, and Professor Torbert’s is the first to bring global awareness to it by commercializing a crop.

  • responsible sourcing

    Professor Torbert’s grows their non-GMO corn through a local family farm dedicated to regenerative agriculture, without sourcing from outside suppliers. They have their eye on the future as well, planning to focus on producers’ land stewardship and ethical values as they expand.
  • supporting key causes

    Professor Torbert’s uses 1% of proceeds to address vitamin deficiencies that leave people, particularly women and children, vulnerable to health issues. Partnering with biofortification leader HarvestPlus, they help small African farmers grow nutrient-rich crops and bring awareness to hidden hunger.
  • low carbon footprint

    By working with a local farmer, they reduce the impact of transportation. Their corn is developed to flourish without new requirements for water, soil, or growth time, so people are fed year after year without changing the practices that work best in their ecosystem.

How to use it

Cook grits, then add cream, butter, and cheddar. Serve with spiced shrimp and a parsley garnish for a restaurant-worthy showstopper.

When you're done...

The plastic-lined paper bag is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.

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About the Brand

Professor Torbert's Orange Corn

Professor Torbert's Orange Corn

Professor Torbert and his son Evan co-founded NutraMaize, establishing the first significant biofortification effort in a high-income country. They work to bring vitamin rich food to people at home and abroad. Most Americans don't get enough antioxidant carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are critical for maintaining eye health, and—you guessed it—abundant in Orange Corn. Which leads us to the launch of Professor Torbert's Orange Corn, the vibrant delicious stuff you see today. 
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Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn

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Fran B.
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Professor Torbert’s orange grits

These grits are fantastic and make the lightest cornmeal pancakes ever! More marigold in color but amazing all the way!

Charles T.
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Orange grits

Mom says she can live without grits but I make them with vegetable broth hatch green chiles vegan butter and nutritional yeast�

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Amazing Grits

Delicious, smooth hearty, and satisfying comfort in a bowl with shrimp, or just by it self with butter, salt and pepper!

Monica S.
United States United States


I love grits, love the tips on the bag re: freezer, love the packaging. Ace.