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Nixtamalized Corn: How & Why (Tamales, Tortillas, Arepas)

Nixtamalized Corn - blue hominy

The transformation of corn into masa flour is accomplished by a process known as nixtamalization. First, the corn kernels are submerged in water for some time and then cooked in lime or another alkaline solution. The dough is then processed into masa flour, used to make corn tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican foods.  Since before […]