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Foods Included

Yellow Cornmeal, White Cornmeal, Blue Cornmeal, Stone-ground Cornmeal, Polenta


A course flour, ground from dried corn to fine, medium, and coarse consistencies, but not as fine as wheat flour.

Buy It

  • Buying cornmeal in bulk helps to save money.

Store It

  • Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Cook It

  • You can easily cook cornmeal in the microwave to make hot cereal:
  • Combine ½ cup of cornmeal with 2 cups of water and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • Uncover and stir.
  • Cover again and then microwave on HIGH for 1 more minute.
  • Stir and allow to cool before eating.

Why It's Great

  • B Vitamins helps our cells grow and stay healthy.
  • Magnesium helps with muscle function and energy production.
  • Iron is essential for red blood cells and muscles.

Try It

Cornbread with Spicy Blackeye Peas
1 hr
Cornmeal Mush
35 mins
Pumpkin Polenta
30 mins
Slow Cooker Polenta
5 hrs 5 mins
Oven Fried Catfish with Stir-Fry Greens
45 mins
Roasted Poblano and Cornmeal Mush
45 mins
Roasted Poblano and Cornmeal Mush

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