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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

Slow Cooker Polenta
Cornmeal, Water, Salt
5 hrs 5 mins
Cornbread with Spicy Blackeye Peas
Water, Black-eyed peas, Cornmeal, All-purpose flour, Sugar, Baking powder, Egg, Vegetable oil, Buttermilk, Corn, Nonstick cooking spray, Onion, Garlic, Jalapeño pepper
1 hr
Oven Fried Catfish with Stir-Fry Greens
Nonstick cooking spray, Catfish fillets, Soulful Seasoning, Eggs, Cornmeal, Vegetable oil, Onion, Garlic, Collard greens
45 mins
Pumpkin Polenta
Milk, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Salt, Polenta, Butter, Maple syrup
30 mins
Cornmeal Mush
Water, Salt, Whole grain blue cornmeal, Corn
35 mins
Roasted Poblano and Cornmeal Mush
Cornmeal, Salt, Black pepper, Water
45 mins