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Is hominy and white corn the same thing?
Last Updated: 12th June, 2020
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Correspondingly, how is hominy different from corn?
Hominy is made from whole corn kernels that have been soaked in a lye or lime solution to soften the tough outer hulls. The kernels are then washed to remove the excess solution, the hull, and often the germ. (You cook dried hominy exactly like dried beans.)
Similarly, is hominy corn good for you? Nutrition Profile of Hominy A half cup of plain cooked hominy grits contains 76 calories, about 1½ grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber, and traces of sodium and fat. Hominy grits often are enriched with thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid and iron; vitamin D and calcium are added to some brands.
Subsequently, one may also ask, can you substitute corn for hominy?
A. Hominy is dried maize kernels and the canned version has been rehydrated. It's very much like adding frozen or canned corn to a dish, but hominy is a larger kernel with a different flavor. If you're still having an impossible time, I would substitute with 3 cups of frozen corn.
How do you make hominy corn?
To make hominy, field corn (maize) grain is dried, then treated by soaking and cooking the mature (hard) grain in a dilute solution of lye (sodium hydroxide) (which can be produced from water and wood ash) or of slaked lime (calcium hydroxide from limestone).