Cornmeal is a flour made from ground corn kernels.They can either be yellow, white, red or blue, depending on the kind of corn used.
There are two types of cornmeal:
Steel-ground Cornmeal - The husk and germ of the corn kernel is almost completely removed, giving it a slightly longer shelf life.It should be transferred in an airtight container, and can be stored in a cool dry place.
Stone-ground Cornmeal - This has retained some of the hull and germ of the corn, giving it a little more flavor and nutrition, but a shorter shelf life. This type of cornmeal will keep longer if refrigerated.
Cornmeal is flour ground from dried corn. It is a common staple food, and is ground to fine, medium, and coarse consistencies
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Stone ground yellow cornmeal can be used for cornmeal cakes. It can also serve as a release agent to prevent beads and pizzas from sticking to pans when being baked. It can also be used to coat English muffins.
Conserving and Storing
Steel ground yellow cornmeal can be conserved indefinitely if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Stone ground yellow cornmeal however is slightly more perishable but will store longer if refrigerated. It too can have a fairly long shelf life for months if kept in a reasonably cool place.
will store longer if refrigerated. However it too can have a fairly long shelf life of many months if kept in a reasonably cool place. It can also be used for cornmeal cakes.