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Maize flour or cornmeal is made using the dried corn grain, which is milled into a smooth, pale yellow coloured flour. Corn or maize is a popular cereal all around the world, and considered as a staple food in many countries.
Corn is a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and essential minerals. It is high in fiber content, which plays a significant role in the prevention of digestive ailments. Studies have also found that the antioxidants present in corn are great in prevention of diseases like Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart ailments, lowering hypertension and many others. Unlike flour made from wheat grains, corn meal does not contain gluten, so it makes for a safe cooking ingredient for those suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Makai Ki Roti with Sarson Ka Saag is one of the most cherished winter treats in Pakistan and Northwest India. If you are looking for a healthy skin, prevention from anemia, want lower cholesterol levels with increased energy, prevention from diabetes and hypertension, then you should definitely opt for maize flour and add it to your regular menus for a healthy living.
The best way to preserve this flour is to keep it refrigerated else it will stay fresh only for 10 to 15 days if kept in room temperature.