The word “Polenta” is used to name a traditional Italian dish and also the product this dish is made of. This Polenta to buy by Food to Live is basically milled dry Maize. The difference between Polenta and Corn Grits is that the former one is produced of Yellow Corn and Grits from White Corn. Polenta Cornmeal has a medium-coarse grind and a firm, yet creamy texture when cooked.Polenta Uses
Polenta taste is very similar to corn, it has a note of sweetness but at the same time is pretty neutral. Apart from being the main ingredient of a traditional Italian meal ‘Polenta’, it makes an amazing side dish that can replace pasta or rice and be served with sauces and stews. Yellow Polenta pairs great with cheese, meat and veggies. Besides, you can enjoy it as a breakfast porridge mixed with fruit, nuts, or butter. Furthermore, Polenta can be used to make crunchy coating when frying chicken or fish. It is also fantastic for baking crackers, pizza crust and in some recipes, Polenta may partially replace wheat flour.The Nutritional Value of Polenta
Maize is a staple food in many cuisines around the world since it is not only tasty but also highly nutritious. Polenta is packed with carbs, dietary fiber and protein – our primary sources of energy. Moreover, it contains carotenoids – potent antioxidants that protect our cells from oxidative damage as well as many other essential elements including Vitamin A, Selenium, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc.Storage Tips
Store Polenta in a cool dry place away from odorous products. If you buy Polenta Bulk and want to use it long-term, you may put it in the refrigerator.How to Prepare Classic Polenta:
• Bring 4 cups of water and 1 tsp salt to boil in a large saucepan.
• Slowly whisk in 1 cup of Polenta. Stir until all lumps disappear.
• Reduce heat to low.Simmer whisking often until polenta is thick (about 5 mins).
• Cover and cook for 30 mins, whisking every 5 mins.
• Once texture is creamy, polenta is done. Turn off heat, and stir in 2 tbsp olive oil or butter.
• Mix in 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (optional), stir until melted.
• Serve warm, with drizzled parmesan