Corn flour is the powder we prepare from dried corn grain, and it can be several grades, it may be soft, medium soft, or coarse, but its color is yellow like the color of semolina, and the most common uses of corn flour used in making Mexican popular bread ) This is in addition to lots of pastries and desserts.
The nutritional value of maize flour
- Contains a small amount of proteins.
- Contains high fiber.
- Corn flour is rich in energy: every 100 grams contains 360 calories, which means it is very suitable for use in weight gain.
- Contains a low percentage of fat: every 100 grams contains only 3.75 grams fat, you can increase your weight without the accumulation of fat.
- Rich in sugars, every 100 grams contains 77 grams.
- Contains a group of metals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, zinc, manganese, and selenium.
- Corn flour contains a complete vitamin B group, in addition to the important beta-carotene vitamin.
- A suitable alternative for people with gluten allergy.
Uses of corn flour
Corn flour is often used in pastries and baked goods, and in the manufacture of some types of soup, often used with cookers containing corn, is used to obtain a coherent and light recipe, the following are some recipes that contain cornmeal for weight gain.
White honey with cornmeal
- Mix a cup of cornmeal, with half a cup of white flour, salt, and water, and mix the mixture until it turns into liquid.
- Put the cake in the oil, then mix the mixture, and place in the oven.
- Bake the mixture in the oven for 10 minutes, then leave until cool. Add three tablespoons of white honey to the cake and eat once a day.
Corn flour paste
This versatile paste can be used in sweets and salty foods:
- Prepare the yeast.
- A cup and a half cup of corn starch with a cup of corn flour with half a cup of oil with one egg and a little sodium carbonate, add the yeast and knead it until it becomes as strong as honey.
- Leave it for ten minutes to rest, then add 0.5 cup corn starch and half corn flour we knead again, and then let it rest for two hours.
- If you want to make sweets, add two tablespoons of sugar to the dough.
- To make the pizza, add 1 teaspoon sugar and half teaspoon salt.