- — Non-GMO, Organic
- — Kosher, Raw, Vegan
- — Finely Ground Meal
Food to Live’s Organic Old Fashioned Cornmeal is made by stone-grinding whole-grain corn. Working with whole-grain kernels means that all its parts – germ, hull, and endosperm along with nutrients they contain, are retained. You are probably wondering how cornmeal differs from corn flour, and the answer is – texture. Corn flour is very smooth while cornmeal is kind of gritty. Food to Live Organic Old Fashioned Yellow Cornmeal is finely milled but is still not as fine as flour. Cornmeal may be also confused with corn grits since they look very alike, however, corn grits undergo a special softening process and are treated with an alkaline solution prior to being milled. Another popular corn product on the market is Polenta, which is actually the name of a dish, however, it became very common to call coarse or medium-coarse ground corn the same way.
Taste & Culinary Uses
Organic Old Fashioned Stone Ground Cornmeal tastes just like corn. This product is a staple in so many cuisines as its uses are incredibly versatile. Organic Cornmeal is a base for classic soft cornbread and Polenta, a traditional Italian dish. Besides, it can be used for making pancakes, crackers, or used as crispy breading for vegetables, fish, and meat. Organic Yellow Cornmeal can be used as a wheat flour substitute in your baked goodies too. You may either replace it 1:1 or just mix-in a smaller quantity into your all-purpose flour and see how it goes.
Cornmeal is a wonderful product that can help you follow a healthy diet. It is a great source of protein and dietary fiber which are essential for digestion. Organic Non GMO Cornmeal is also low in fat and contains no cholesterol. Moreover, it provides good amounts of essential minerals Thiamin and Magnesium which in return, support the nerve function. In addition, cornmeal is packed with Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, Potassium, and Vitamin A.
Store cornmeal in an air-tight container in a cool dry place and it will last for about 1.5 years. Considering a pretty long shelf life and versatile uses of this product, we recommend you have a look at Organic Old Fashioned Cornmeal Bulk bags which are more budget-friendly.
Cooking Ideas & Tips:
- Use to prepare cornbread, cornmeal rolls, and tortillas.
- Make the infamous creamy Italian Polenta.
- Create biscuits, corn mush, fritters, and pancakes.
- Add it to a variety of batters for baked goodies: muffins, cookies, and pies.
- Cooked cornmeal tastes exceptionally delicious when combined with savory sheep-milk cheeses like Feta or Bryndza.
- Use for breading.
- Bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
- Combine 1 cup cornmeal, 1 more cup water, & 1 tsp of salt and slowly add to boiling water, stirring constantly.
- Cook until cornmeal thickened, frequently stirring.
- Cover & cook on low flame for 5 more mins.