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03-20-2006, 10:31 AM
:confused: could it be raw???, I have some blue cornmeal in the cabinet and was wondering if anyone had ideas on what could be done with it-if anything.
03-20-2006, 10:58 AM
It could have reached a high temperature while being ground. It also may be rancid if you have had it a few months. Smell it. It will taste bitter if it is too old also. Same with nuts. A bitter nut is rancid. I don't know about sesame seeds though as they seem bitter to me when fresh.
03-20-2006, 12:35 PM
:confused: could it be raw???Hi Aisha, It could be raw but probably is not. If air dried and hand ground with a stone roller or mortar and pestle, like Native Americans used to do it, then yes, it's still raw. But most commercial cornmeal is slightly parboiled before drying, or treated with alkaline before grinding, in order to make the skin less tough. Plus the corn may have been oven dried, and probably was ground in hot, high speed machines.
I don't have much use for cornmeal these days, but if I did I'd probably just make it myself so I could be sure.
03-20-2006, 12:42 PM
I was thinking that maybe you could contact the manufacturer and ask them.
They should be able to tell you if it is cooked at all in processing at their site.
What is the name brand on the box?
03-20-2006, 01:13 PM
it's bob's red meal
03-20-2006, 01:43 PM
I called Good Ol' Bob's - the customer service rep put me on hold and then looked it up for me.....
The cornmeal is 100% stone ground.
She was certain of that. I told her that I only consume raw foods and needed to know if any heat was used in their process.
She said it is grown in New Mexico and is dried naturally. They do not use any artificial heat in the drying process. So, I guess that would make it raw!
Cool.... I can make dehyrated corn chips!!!!!!!!
03-20-2006, 03:15 PM
how would you go about this, please?:D
03-20-2006, 03:20 PM
The process of stone grinding in and of itself produces heat. That could be enough to make it not raw. They wouldn't know unless they measured the temp. as they were grinding it.
03-20-2006, 05:29 PM
The corn chips you make from stoneground meal won't taste as good (raw or not) as the cornchips that you'll find recipes for on this website. Rawkinlocs gave a really good recipe about a month ago. I make little corn tortillas out of just plain frozen corn, ground up with a little salt, formed into tortillas on the dehydrator. They only take an hour to two to dehydrate and I like them because they're flexible like a tortilla and they're YUMMY!
03-20-2006, 05:56 PM
Is frozen corn raw? Aren't vegetables blanched before they are frozen?
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