White Masa-Harina, 1 kg Maseca
If you are wondering what the difference is between this masa-harina and the one we stock in 1.8 kilo bags, the answer goes a little farther than just size: The 1 kg bag presentation is made for the Mexican market, where masa is consume far quicker than in any other country. The product is milled with a lesser shelf-life in mind, so while the bigger bags have longer shelf life, this, my friends, goes off quicker, but in return, is fresher!
Mexicans eat a truckload of maize related products, after all, corn has been grown in Mexico for over 7000 years! This Maseca Masa-Harina is mainly used to make masa, which is the maize mother dough Mexican use to make all sorts of deliciousness! from tortillas and sopes to huaraches, gorditas, quesadillas, empanadas, popusas, atoles and many, many other dishes. Don't confuse it with polenta or corn flour, or any other type of corn made flour, this is special. The maize has been cooked in an ancient process call nixtamalization, which basically soaks the kernels in an alkaline solution made of limestone and water, that makes the kernels easier to ground and much more nutritious, plus it gives the flour its gorgeous earthy taste so characteristic of corn tortillas.
This Maseca Masa-Harina comes in 1 kilo bags and it is Gluten Free, made with 100% natural corn, with no preservatives added, no cholesterol and no trans fats, although sadly, it does contain GMOs. The flour is also good for baking and as a thickening agent for those with Coeliac or wheat intolerance.
Detail: Masa-Harina, Maseca, 1 kilo bag
Care: store your masa-harina like any other flour, in a cool and dry place, properly sealed in its bag or in a container.