Maize Flour

Maize Flour

 A type of flour milled from dried kernels of yellow corn. It is similar to cornmeal except that it is ground to a finer consistency than cornmeal. It is used to make cornbread, muffins, pancakes, polenta, and tortillas. Corn flour is very useful for gluten-free quick breads. Because corn flour contains no gluten, it must be blended with wheat flour when preparing yeasted breads.
Maize flour is used to make bread, muffins, doughnuts, pancake mixes, infant foods, biscuits, wafers, breakfast cereals and breadings, and as a filler, binder and carrier in meat products.
Benefits Of Maize Flour:-The flour is naturally rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamin B, omega 6 unsaturated fat and vegetable proteins.It is also rich in magnesium.It is relatively less expensive to buy too.Fortified maize flour has been used in the eradication of malnutrition in some parts of the world.Wheat and maize flour can be fortified with vitamins and minerals to increase their intake by vulnerable populations.

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  • 1.Maize flour is a type of flour that's milled from dried whole corn kernels.
    2.It contains the hull, germ, and endosperm of the corn and is considered a whole grain flour.
    3.Corn flour is usually yellow, but it can also be white or blue depending on the variety of corn it uses.
    4.The texture is fine and smooth, similar to whole wheat flour.
    5.Corn flour is often overshadowed by its grittier cousin: cornmeal.
    6.Corn flour is extremely versatile, and you can incorporate it into recipes for breads, muffins, waffles, pancakes, battered and fried foods, blinis, and more.