Bob's Red Mill Golden Masa Harina Flour
Gluten Free Masa Harina is the starring ingredient in homemade gluten free tortillas! Just add water and salt and follow the instructions on the back of the bag for perfect tortillas every time.
Masa, the Spanish word for "dough", is the traditional dough used to make corn tortillas. It is made with hominy, or dried corn kernels that have been cooked and soaked in lime water, which is ground into masa. Masa harina is flour made from dried masa.
Our Gluten Free Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour is handled with care in our dedicated gluten free facility.
The nixtamalization process (soaking in lime water) was developed in Mesoamerica thousands of years ago. It loosens the hulls from the kernel and softens the corn for grinding by breaking down the glue-like component called hemicellulose. This process also changes the structure of the corn, freeing the nutritionally rich niacin so that it can be easily absorbed into the digestive track. In addition, calcium is gained from the lime used as an alkali.
The nixtamalization process also balances the amino acids, accessing more usable protein from the corn. Use this delicate flour to make delicious homemade gluten free corn tortillas, gluten free tamales and more.