Corn flour, is the starch of the corn (maize) grain. It is different from maize flour or makkaika atta. Maize flour is milled from the whole kernel, while corn starch is obtained from the endosperm portion of the kernel.
When it comes to cereal crop production around the world, corn is king. This may come as a surprise to many. Anyone who has ever seen the endless seas of golden wheat on the Canadian Prairies might think that this lynchpin of Canadian agriculture is the number one cereal crop.
Magnesium and potassium are necessary for regulating blood pressure, and a cup of enriched yellow corn flour has 106 milligrams of magnesium, or 27 percent of the daily value specified for healthy adults in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as well as 300 milligrams potassium, or nearly 8 percent of the minimum of 4,700 milligrams of potassium per day. Selenium is a mineral that promotes the antioxidant activity of vitamins C and E in your body, and the flour has 16 milligrams of selenium, or 23 percent of the daily value.
Corn meal or maize flour versus corn starch is comparable to whole wheat flour versus white flour. Corn meal includes the whole corn grain (bran,germ, and endosperm) while corn starch or corn flour is refined (bran and germ removed).Whole grain equals a good source of dietary fibre.
What is inside?
· Calories 361kcal
· Total Fat 4gkcal
· Iron 1gkcal
· Fiber 17gkcal
· Calcium 7mgkcal
Until 1851, corn starch was used primarily for starching laundry and industrial uses.