Organic Coarse Cornmeal (Polenta)
Organic coarse cornmeal, also known as polenta, is a type of ground corn that is popular in Italian cuisine. It is made from whole corn kernels that have been ground into a coarse meal, and has a slightly nutty, slightly sweet flavour and a slightly grainy texture.
Polenta is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is commonly used as a base for savoury dishes such as stews, casseroles, and braises, and can also be used to make bread, muffins, and other baked goods. It can also be cooked and eaten as a hot cereal or used to make fried polenta squares or baked polenta fries.
In addition to its delicious flavour and versatility in the kitchen, organic coarse cornmeal is also a good source of carbohydrates. It is an excellent choice for making hearty polenta with meat and mushroom sauces, and can be used as a substitute for traditional flour in many recipes.
Our Coarse Cornmeal (Polenta) is available in a convenient 1000 gram size, allowing you to keep this organic, tasty, and versatile product in your pantry for any occasion
Polenta (/pəˈlɛntə, poʊˈ-/, Italian: [poˈlɛnta]) is a dish of boiled cornmeal that was historically made from other grains. The dish comes from Italy. It may be served as a hot porridge, or it may be allowed to cool and solidify into a loaf that can be baked, fried, or grilled.
The variety of cereal used is usually yellow maize, but often buckwheat, white maize, or mixtures thereof may be used. Coarse grinds make a firm, coarse polenta; finer grinds make a soft, creamy polenta. Polenta is a staple of Northern Italian, Swiss and Balkan (where it is called kačamak or žganci) cuisines (and, to a lesser extent, the Central Italian one, e.g. Tuscany) and its consumption was traditionally associated with lower classes, as in times past cornmeal mush was an essential food in their everyday nutrition.