Hominy is another name used to describe the dried maize kernels, and this common food is often made into grits.

 

The word hominy seems to have arisen from Captain John Smith’s extremely poor 1629 interpretation of the Algonquian word appuminneonash,meaning parched corn.

 

It is an excellent food that is packed full of nutrients. Hominy is rich in carbohydrates and low in fat, so it can be a healthy addition to your diet.

 

Hominy is low in fat, which makes it a good choice on low-fat diets. While low-carbohydrate diets are popular, research suggests that limiting fat intake may be a more effective dieting strategy.

 

Each cup of hominy provides 4 g of fiber, a nutrient that can help you lose weight because it stimulates satiety.

 

Fiber is important for a number of other roles, as it also aids in the regulation of your blood sugar levels, encourages a healthy digestive system and may help reduce your cholesterol levels.

 

Hominy is an excellent food choice for those on a diet or just watching their caloric intake. One cup of hominy is only 119 calories. This is very low in comparison to other grains.

Hominy Vegetable

Hominy Vegetable

One example would be that 1 cup of white rice has 214 calories in it. Hominy is a corn so it is easily added to many dishes such as casseroles or salads.

 

One way is to make a soup such as a turkey soup and add a can of drained hominy in with the other ingredients.

 

It is common in dishes such as posole, cheese casseroles, and tortilla soup. Hominy is also the principal component in grits, a Southern food.

 

Recent studies on whole grains, such as corn, show that they contain substantial amounts of polyphenols, plant compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other illnesses.

 

Numerous islands especially Jamaica uses it to make porridge with flour or cornstarch to thicken the combination. Mexican and Native American cuisines use it for cooking various recipes.

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