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Encyclopedia > Cornmeal
Cornmeal products include tortillas and taco shells.
Cornmeal products include tortillas and taco shells.

Cornmeal is flour ground from dried corn, and is a common staple food. Cornmeal is different from cornflour. Cornflour is ground to a fine chalky white powder and is a valuable thickening agent in sauces. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1755x2700, 1094 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cornmeal User:ShadowHalo/Images ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1755x2700, 1094 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cornmeal User:ShadowHalo/Images ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ... This article is about the maize plant. ... A staple food is a food that forms the basis of a traditional diet. ...

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Steel ground yellow cornmeal, common mostly in the United States, has the husk and germ of the maize kernel almost completely removed. It is conserved almost indefinitely if stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place. The term husk is mostly used to refer to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize (corn) as it grows on the plant. ... The germ is the heart of the cereal kernel, the embryo of the seed, and a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium. ... A ripe red jalapeño cut open to show the seeds For other uses, see Seed (disambiguation). ... Various preserved foods Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food in such a way as to stop or greatly slow down spoilage to prevent foodborne illness while maintaining nutritional value, density, texture and flavor. ...


Stone ground cornmeal retains some of the hull and germ, lending a little more flavor and nutrition to recipes. It is more perishable, but will store longer if refrigerated. This article is about flavor as a sensory impression. ... The Nutrition Facts table indicates the amounts of nutrients which experts recommend you limit or consume in adequate amounts. ... This article is about culinary recipes. ... Refrigeration is the process of removing heat from an enclosed space, or from a substance, and rejecting it elsewhere for the primary purpose of lowering the temperature of the enclosed space or substance and then maintaining that lower temperature. ...


White cornmeal (mealie meal) is more traditional in Africa. It is also popular in the Southern United States for making cornbread. Blue cornmeal is made from the rarer blue corn or by adding blue food coloring. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Cornbread or Johnny cake is a generic name for any number of quick breads (a bread leavened chemically, rather than by yeast) containing cornmeal. ...


Regional usages

Africa: synonymous and similar side dishes

nshima Nshima is a cornmeal product and a staple food in Zambia. ... The Nomadi is an Italian musical band founded in 1963, still present on the scene. ... Sadza is the Shona language name for a cooked pulverized grain meal that is the staple food in Zimbabwe. ... Ugali is a staple starch component of many African meals, especially in East Africa. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  Geographic East Africa, including the UN subregion and East African Community East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ... In South Africa and other parts of Africa, a staple food made from either stamped or ground maize (mielies or mealies). ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ... Young women in preparing Fufu in Democratic Republic of Congo Fufu, also spelled foofoo, foufou, or fu fu, is a staple food of West and Central Africa. ...  Central Africa  Middle Africa (UN subregion)  Central African Federation (defunct) Central Africa is a core region of the African continent often considered to include: Burundi Central African Republic Chad Democratic Republic of the Congo Rwanda Middle Africa (as used by the United Nations when categorising geographic subregions) is an analogous...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... This meal, consisting of injera and several kinds of wat or tsebhi (stew), is typical of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. ...

Europe

  • Kachamak (Bulgarian: качамак), Bulgaria
  • Mămăligă, Romania
  • Farina di granturco, Italy (not the same as farina which is made from wheat.)
  • Polenta, southern Europe - especially Italy
  • Arapash or Harapash, Albania - similar to the Romanian style but often combined with lamb organs, or/and feta cheese (like the Greek feta)

Kačamak or kachamak (Cyrillic: качамак) is a traditional Bulgarian, Serbian, Montenegrin and Bosnian dish made of corn flour, potato and, sometimes, feta cheese or skorup. ... Standard mămăligă. It is softer than the traditional, peasant-style mămăligă Cooking a pot of mămăligă Mămăligă (, cornmeal mush) is a Romanian dish made out of (yellow) maize. ... Farina cereal with shelf price at Shaws Supermarket in Watertown, MA, October 2004. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... Polenta with sopressa and mushrooms. ... Country of origin Greece Region, town N/A Source of milk Goat, sheep or mixture of these Pasteurised Depends on variety Texture Depends on variety Aging time min. ...

Meso- and South America

Masa, or masa nixtamalera, is a fine maize dough made from masa harina, ground hominy flour. ... This article is about the Mexican Tortilla. ... Shredded meat stuffed arepa. ... Tamales on a plate. ... For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ...

USA

This article is about the corn-based Southern U.S. food. ... Cornbread or Johnny cake is a generic name for any number of quick breads (a bread leavened chemically, rather than by yeast) containing cornmeal. ... Hominy or nixtamal is dried, treated maize (corn) kernels. ... A thick cornmeal pudding (or porridge) usually boiled in water or milk; often then fried in butter after being cut up into flat squares or rectangles. ... Jonnycake (also spelled johnnycake, journey cake, and other forms) is a type of cornmeal pancake once popular in American cuisine and still strongly identified in particular with the food of the state of Rhode Island. ... For other uses, see Hush puppies. ...

Other uses

A release agent, also known as a de-moulding agent, parting agent or form releaser, is a substance used in moulding and casting that aids in the separation of a mould from the material being moulded and reduces imperfections in the moulded surface. ... For other uses, see Pizza (disambiguation). ... Products treated with cornstarch Cornstarch, or cornflour, is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn. ... Endosperm is the tissue produced in the seeds of most flowering plants around the time of fertilization. ... A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances used for preventing, controlling, or lessening the damage caused by a pest. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... For the industrial process, see anaerobic digestion. ... Laundry detergents are just one of many possible uses for detergents Detergent is a compound, or a mixture of compounds, intended to assist cleaning. ... Decontamination of humans is usually done by a three step procedure, separated by sex: removal of clothing, washing, and reclothing. ... Outside of a corn dog Corn dog (cross section) The corn dog or corndog is a hot dog coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried in hot oil, although some are baked. ... Split English muffin An English muffin is a round, yeast-leavened bread enriched with butter and milk, often served at breakfast in the United States and Canada. ...

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Cornmeal Products and Use - DirtDoctor.com - Howard Garrett - The Dirt Doctor (2575 words)
Cornmeal works as a disease fighter in the soil by stimulating beneficial microorganisms that feed on pathogens such as brown patch in St. Augustine, damping off in seedlings and other fungal diseases.
The carbon in the cornmeal enables the beneficial bacteria in the water to flourish at the expense of the algae, then the decomposing algae provide a source of carbon for the bacteria.
Put some cornmeal in old panty hose and tied off the panty hose, filled a container with tap water, set the cornmeal filled panty hose in the water to soak and left it for 1 1/2 hours.
Cornmeal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Cornmeal is flour ground from dried maize (corn) with usage ranging from bread to pesticides.
Steel ground yellow cornmeal, common in the United States, has the husk and germ of the maize kernel almost completely removed.
Blue cornmeal is made from the rarer blue corn or by adding blue food coloring to the cheaper yellow cornmeal.
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