Cornflour powder, also known as cornmeal, is a kind of powder that has been ground to remove the bran and contains all ingredients except the corn husks, such as protein, starch, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc., similar to the flour of wheat. It is often used as a coagulant for foods such as pudding. Common ready-made pudding mixes on the market contain cornflour powder. Simple cornmeal pudding can be easily made in a double boiler with ingredients such as milk, sugar, corn powder and flavor enhancers. Corn flour powder is also used as a thickening agent in Chinese and French dishes. In addition, there are many ways to cook corn flour powder.
Cornflour powder is a kind of flour made from corn as the main raw material. Corn is one of the three major staple food resources for human beings, accounting for a quarter of the world's cereal production. The nutritional value of corn is richer than that of wheat and rice, so famous nutrition experts say that corn is a longevity food and fully qualified as a staple food. Because the corn has a rough taste, it has always been considered a "coarse grain", which makes corn unable to exert its due value. Simple cornmeal pudding can be easily made in a double boiler with ingredients such as milk, sugar, cornmeal and flavor enhancers. Corn flour is also used as a thickening agent in Chinese and French dishes.
Corn flour powder mainly contains protein, starch, fat, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The nutritional value of corn is outstanding among cereals. The fat content of corn per 100 grams is 3.0-4.0 grams, which is 3-6 times that of rice and white flour. The nutrient content of cornflour powder is characterized by the fact that more than half of the fat is linoleic acid, and has substances such as sitosterol, lecithin, and vitamin e that are beneficial to prevent and treat vascular sclerosis and promote brain cell function. The protein content of corn is slightly higher than that of polished rice and white flour, and the cellulose content is 4-10 times that of the latter. Therefore, corn can stimulate bowel movements and prevent constipation. The carotene content of corn is 5 times higher than that of soybean. The calcium content of every 100 grams of corn is as high as 22 mg, which is rare in grains.
Corn flour powder has the functions of invigorating the spleen and removing dampness, neutralizing the stomach and diuretic, so it is very suitable for people with spleen deficiency. And modern nutrition also believes that corn powder contains a lot of nutrients. The cellulose content in fresh corn is 6-8 times that of polished rice and flour, which can reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood, thereby preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
The carotene contained in corn flour can be converted into vitamin A after being absorbed by the human body, which has anti-cancer effect. Plant cellulose can accelerate the discharge of carcinogens and other toxins. Natural vitamin e can promote cell division, delay aging, reduce serum cholesterol, prevent skin lesions, and reduce arteriosclerosis and brain function decline. Eating more cornmeal food can also inhibit the side effects of anti-cancer drugs on the human body, stimulate brain cells, and enhance people's brain power and memory.