Hominy More long been considered a food, bread substitutes.Before corn has not yet appeared in the Danubian principalities, polenta was made from millet.But corn was fairly widespread due to the fact that not subject to a tribute to the Turks.Compared with polenta millet, corn is really much more delicious, and the caloric content it better.

In Italy maize porridge (groats) called «polenta» and consistency it is not as thick as our hominy.Prepare hominy to the pot of thick-walled fine grinding cornmeal, salt and water.To porridge is not burnt, it is necessary to stir constantly with a spoon.To it should be served cheese, sour cream, fresh herbs, vegetables, and sometimes bacon, cheese, mushrooms or eggs.As you like.For more details, read how to make hominy.

Ingredients: vitamins and calorie

The hominy contains vitamins A, B1, B2, Vitamin B3 (niacin), B6, B9, E, H, PP.In this dish are useful elements such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, iron and calcium.

Calorie hominy (corn grits)
per 100 g of the final product is 328 kcal:
  • Proteins - 8.3 g
  • Fat - 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates - 71 g
  • Dietary Fiber- 4.8 g

Use hominy

Use hominy, corn grits, large chaff Use hominy, corn grits, large chaff

Hominy, as it is known, is made from corn flour milling, as well as medium and large broken rice.Bake the corn grits from coarse and medium grinding it is a more dense and grainy.This cereal is different from wheat in that it contains more nutrients (properties), and a starchy.As compared with the conventional flour - corn may be stored twice (12 months).

in its production of grain germ is separated from the fruit seeds and then send the product to the mill to get directly cereals (1, 2, 3, 4 grade milling) or flour (5 grind).This type of cereal is used in many countries to prepare national dishes, such as gnocchi (Italian cuisine), chorba (Romanian cuisine), focaccia yellow (corn cake) and corn fritters with cheese and shrimp, casseroles, muffins, entitled - "small ", buns, cakes, pancakes, and kids favorite chips.

Cook hominy or corn porridge of coarsely ground - is not only a valuable dietary product, but a product, providing a curative effect on human health!This rump a lot of fiber, which is especially useful for children's nutrition.It has beneficial effects on the digestive processes in the body and delays the fermentation of carbohydrates.

for vegetarians and dieters hominy - a great find!It is well satisfies hunger and contains vegetable protein, which is faster and better absorbed in the body.

hominy special benefit in that it removes from the body excess fat, slows the aging process and is indispensable for people with tuberculosis or hypertension.

Flour corn is recognized as a kind of antiseptic, because it has the ability to reduce the human body cholesterol levels.

Food corn grits have a special favor, they are recommended for cardiovascular problems and anemia.

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How else use cornmeal or grits?

Hominy - corn flour Hominy - cornmeal

Mask of cornmeal

With corn flour can make a mask that will make your skin young and fresh.This will require it to take 2 tablespoons, add the egg whites and beat until foaming.The mixture was put on the face with a cotton swab.After 20 minutes, remove the mask with a damp cloth, and wash with warm, and then cool water.After that, apply on dry skin any nutritious oil: you can take flax, hemp or rice.

Cornmeal hypertension

high blood pressure, pour a tablespoon of flour into a glass and fill it with hot water to the brim.Insist need all night.And in the morning on an empty stomach drink only water (not stirring it with guschey!).

In diabetes

Pour 100g wholemeal corn flour with one liter of water and simmer for 1 hour.Remove from heat and add 2 tbsp.l.raspberry or cherry syrup, Art.l.mulberry leaf powder, 3 tbsp.l.chopped walnuts.Stir.Eat 100 grams of the mixture three times a day for half an hour before meals.The duration of treatment is 10 days.

mask against acne and pimples

cope with acne and acne help following mixture: Mix 2 tablespoons of flour with egg white, which require pre-frothed.The resulting mixture was put on the face, and after a dry, remove the mask with a dry cloth.Then wash your face with cool water and dry.

Corn grits cellulite

a simple method to get rid of cellulite: good steam bath or bath and rub the problem areas polenta.The result will be evident immediately, but after a few such procedures.

harm and contraindications cereals

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Use hominy will have no harm to health, on the contrary, it will benefit only.And she cornmeal and grits, as you see, has a huge number of useful properties.

As for the corn, it is harmful in one case: if its prevalence in the diet the body experiences a deficiency of vitamin PP (pellagra), so once again emphasize, in all necessary measure.

Contra is also the infusion of corn stigmas: it can not be used at an elevated blood clotting, exhaustion and reduced appetite.

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