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Kitchen Dictionary: corn flour

A powdery flour made of finely ground cornmeal, NOT to be confused with cornstarch. The exception is in British and Australian recipes where the term "cornflour" is used synonymously with the U.S. word cornstarch. Corn flour comes in yellow and white and is used for breading and in combination with other flours in baked goods. Corn flour is milled from the whole kernel, while cornstarch is obtained from the endosperm portion of the kernel. Masa Harina is a special corn flour that is the basic ingredient for corn tortillas. White corn flour blends well with other food ingredients and can be blended with wheat flour to reduce gluten for cakes, cookies, pastries and crackers. White corn flour is used as a filler, binder and thickener in cookie, pastry and meat industries.


Season: available year-round

Substitutions: cornmeal pulverized in a food processor or rice flour

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 422
Calories from Fat 40 (9%)
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 368mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 89.9g 29%
Dietary Fiber 8.5g 34%
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 8.1g 16%

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