Organic Maize Grain (Yellow)
Domesticated by the indigenous people of South America, maize is now widely cultivated throughout the world. A greater weight of maize grain is produced than any other grain, and it is a staple food for many regions of the world. It is often eaten as a thick porridge-like staple food in many parts of the world such as Africa and South America. In Italy it is known as polenta. Masa (cornmeal treated with limewater) is the main ingredient for tortillas and other Central American dishes.
The leafy stalk produces ears which contain the grain as seeds called kernels. The name ‘maize’ distinguishes corn used for flours and cornmeals from popcorn and sweetcorn, although they all have the same common ancestor.
This organic maize flour is produced by milling yellow maize grain (corn) through the maize milling system. The oily, protein-rich germ is not removed so maximum nutrition is retained. Whole grain corn flour is a good source of phosphorus, iron, potassium and chlorine. Small amounts of the essential B group vitamins are also present. The complete protein content of flour from corn is 8.5% compared to organic hard wheat’s 11-13% protein.
How To Use
Commonly used for pancakes, muffins and quick cornbreads and sometimes added to yeast-raised bread, in particular pumpernickel.
Produced in a factory that also mills products containing gluten, buckwheat, egg and soy.
Meet the Supplier
Located near Toowoomba, Queensland, Kialla Foods are in the heart of the Darling Downs, where the rich alluvial soils provide the best grain farming conditions in Australia. The company only mills certified GMO-free organic cereal grains with no cross contamination from non-organic products. Kialla source over 20 different grains from our certified organic growers and, within the mill, they use a mix of modern and traditional milling techniques to produce our wide range of organic flours, kibbles and meals.
Since their humble beginnings in 1988, Kialla have grown to become Australia's leading processor of organic cereal grains. They only do organics, so are 100% committed to using organic production and processing methods. Kialla support and encourage organic farmers and environmental sustainability—farming organically requires best practice farming methods, while also guaranteeing farmers receive fair returns for their crops.
Kialla are also committed to supplying a quality product at a reasonable price. One that doesn't cost the earth, in the fullest sense of that phrase. Because, while we all need to be paying the real cost for the growing and producing of healthy food, just because it's organic doesn't mean it has to be unaffordable for the majority of people.
Kialla Foods is proud to support happy and healthy families Australia wide, and around the world.