Are you wheat intolerant? Maize flour is the answer. Maize flour can be used exactly as wheat flour in making bread, confectioneries, breakfast meals and more. Maize flour, also called corn flour is highly rich in protein, dietary fibre and very low in fat.
Maize flour is prepared as mealie meal or nshima if you are from around the Zambia basin or eaten as mswara or boboro.
These maize based dough are eaten with sumptuous African vegetable stew relish cooked with bush meat or fish.
Greens and beans could also be served along them as side attractions…hmmm. No wonder people say African foods are truly rich and tasty.
Nutritional Benefit of Maize Flour
Maize or corn flour is by far the most widely eaten flour after wheat and rice flour. It is uniquely rich in dietary fibre, protein, vitamin B6, magnesium and omega 6 oils, vital for good heart, optimal bowel functions and fight against infections.
It is relatively less expensive to buy too.
Fortified maize or corn flour has been used in the eradication of malnutrition in some parts of the world.
Maize Flour Recipe
The common corn flour based meals as mentioned above are:
All these meals are prepared basically the same way, but for difference in texture and few details of preparation like most African foods.
For our Italian friends and audience who may be interested in polenta, we shall include a brief description of polenta recipes here.
Bring about three cups of water to boil in a kettle. Pour two cups into a medium sized pot or saucepan and place on low heat on a cooker
Carefully sprinkle about 8 – 12 oz of maize flour into the pot or saucepan with water. Allow to boil.
Stir at the same time, aiming to achieve a thick smooth paste of dough, much like mashed potato. Then paddle vigorously and had water or corn flour to your desired texture.
Cover for 2 minutes and allow to simmer. Stir again, and your mealie meal or nshima is ready for serving.
Serve with any African soup of your choice.
Where to buy Maize(corn)Flour
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