Whole Grain Corn Flour
Whole grain corn flour is flour milled from whole grains of corn.
Whole grain corn flour is higher in protein and fiber, and can be used in making corn bread, hush puppies, tortillas and any other recipe that requires corn flour.
Whole grain corn flour is generally made from the milling of whole kernel flour corn as its softer, starchier texture make it easier to grind fine enough than other varieties of corn.
Flour corn is a variety (or several varieties of corn) grown specifically for the production of corn flour. Flour corn is more starchy than eating corn, and are generally much softer than the corn varieties grown for corn meal.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Corn bread, corn batters, polenta, muffins, bread, and tortillas can be made with corn flour.
Blue corn flour ( Harinilla or for blue corn tortillas Harina Azul) is made from blue corn that has been treated with lime to remove it from the hull. Blue corn flour is used in a variety of Mexican dishes such as; tamales, tortillas, and dumplings.
Masa harina is corn flour that has been ground from dreid hominy. Hominy (posole or pozole), is made from corn that is boiled in a solution containing powdered lime. The hominy is then dried and ground into masa harina. Masa harina is used in making corn tortillas and tamales.
Conserving and Storing
Store corn flour in an airtight container in the freezer.