Cornmeal is a gluten-free flour and a mixture of finely ground maize and wheat that are fine, yellowish in color and have a distinctive corn flavor and characteristic aroma. Cornmeal is prepared by grinding dry, mature maize (corn kernels) after the removal of the corn's outer hull. Cornmeal is a better alternative to white flour due to its higher content of essential nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fiber and some vitamins and minerals.
A lot of people rely on Cornmeal as a main source of dietary fiber, which relieves constipation, diarrhea, and diverticulitis. It also helps lower cholesterol levels through a process that reduces the absorption of dietary cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of heart diseases.
It is made up of maize and wheat flour (about 50:50).