Italian maize meal is a food product made from dried corn kernels. This meal is ground into three texture varieties, which are fine, medium, and coarse. Corn or maize that is finely ground is referred to as corn flour, while medium ground maize is the most commercially available. Yellow or white coarse varieties of maize are called polenta, and this texture is often used for various snacks, meals, and desserts.
Medium-textured maize meal is generally too coarse to be used in certain foods such as pancakes and cakes. This variety of cornmeal is often used in cornbread. The coarse meal is similar to the medium variety except it has a rougher texture.
Bonomelli's instant polenta valsugana is made from a pre-cooked maize meal and takes just a few minutes to prepare, giving you the finest and best traditional polenta. It is low fat, high in fiber, suitable for vegetarians. It can be used in soup stock or boil it to make a paste in water. This can be used as a substitute for traditional rice in your meal.