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Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour


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Masa Harina is a flavorful flour made from nixtamalized corn (corn soaked in limewater). It is a must-have ingredient for traditional, homemade corn tortillas and tamales.


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. 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. Masa harina is most commonly used to make tortillas, but it is also featured in other delicious dishes including tamales, pupusas, and arepas.

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    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

12 Reviews For "Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour"

  1. Disappointing

    by csom_1991 on 05 Thu,2017


    I live overseas in SE Asia so finding Mexican cooking supplies is hard. There are always El Paso ready made tortillas but the taste is off. So, I was excited to find Bob's Red Mill in Manila.

    Compared to Maseca, this product does not come close to matching up. Just looking at the color, I assume that Bob's Red Mill is either mixing with yellow corn and/or they are using a different corn than the Mexicans use in Maseca. I am from CA and am very close to a lot of Mexican families so I am used to eating true Mexican style food - and that is the taste I want.

    I used Red's and Maseca for both making corn tortillas for carne asada and for cutting into chips. The BRM taste is a bit off for carne and the chips' taste and frying was a bit off as well.

    If you have not had authentic Mexican food, I guess this can work and hit the spot. But, if you are looking to replicate true Mexican tortillas, this will leave you wanting. On my last trip to the US, I bought 20kg of Maseca to carry back. Worth every penny.

  2. World's Better than Maseca Masa

    by Allison on 06 Wed,2016


    I am new to the homemade corn tortilla game and have been testing different brands. So far I've test Bob's Red Mill and Maseca, and Bob's Red Mill won hands down. I found that a little bit more water than you are comfortable with makes for a more pliable, less leathery tortilla. And definitely use a cast iron skillet! I originally used a nonstick skillet and the cast iron skillet made a HUGE difference. I also recommend pressing these as thin as possible without tearing. So good. Thanks Bob's Red Mill!

  3. Nothing like a Homemade Tortilla!

    by Runnerbythesea on 08 Fri,2015


    I've been making homemade tortillas for years and used Maseca in the past. Then, I found it here, at Bob's Redmill. I am happy to report that this product is superior in taste, texture, and ease of mixing. Yes, the tortillas are on thick side, but we prefer them that way. The ones in the market have so many additives and they are like leather. Nothing beats a homemade tortilla! Could you PLEASE make this product in a 5lb bag?

  4. To coarse of a grind for plyable tortillas

    by rachiti on 07 Wed,2015


    This is not as finely ground as other brands of masa harina. It would work well for one of those tortilla bakes where the tortillas can be quite a bit thicker. I found that because the corn was not ground as fine, it didn't absorb water as effectively so the "sweet spot" between too thick and breaking into pieces just wasn't there. Flavor-wise I wasn't impressed either as the lime undertone usually present was sadly absent. I love other Bob's Red Mill products but I wish I had skipped this one.

  5. Can Bob's add to its labeling "Product raised from...non-GMO seeds....."?

    by Abbey on 07 Thu,2015


    Does FCC prevent Bob's from printing something like the following, which they post on their website: "Product raised from identity-preserved, non-GMO seeds. This means that the seed planted in the ground is non-GMO. We do not guarantee the complete absence of GMO materials in our products." I almost didn't buy this product because I distrust the healthiness of non-GMO foods. I admire the honesty of the company and am happy to find the original seed was non-GMO.

  6. Best Masa Harina - Need 5lb bag!

    by cakefoodie on 06 Tue,2015


    I recently started making homemade tortillas. Not knowing what brand of Masa Harina to buy, I bought 1 bag each of Bob's Red Mill & Maseca. After mixing, resting, shaping & cooking dough from each brand, Bob's Red Mill is the winner hands down! It has a lot more flavor & the texture is better overall. (The Maseca flour made firmer, more leathery tortillas.) I would highly recommend this Masa Harina mix to anyone wanting to make homemade tortillas or tamales. I just wish it came in a 5# bag.

  7. GMO/Organic

    by April on 03 Wed,2014

    Just wanted to let others know who have commented about how they are not GMO-Free check out this under the FAQ here: http://www.bobsredmill.com/faqs.html||"Are your products genetically modified?||No. All of our products originate from identity-preserved, non-GMO seeds. This means that the seed planted in the ground is non-GMO. We do not guarantee the complete absence of GMO materials in our produ

  8. Great for tortillas

    by Karina on 09 Sun,2012

    I used this for corn tortillas and compared it against tortillas made with Maseca. The Red Mill tortillas had much more flavor than the Maseca tortillas - our Mexican friends were quite surprised. We all agreed the Bob's Red Mill were better! I'd love to see an organic offering.

  9. Great for tamale masa

    by Ann R on 06 Sun,2011

    Use for tamale pie, or spread in husks for traditional tamales:||2C masa harina|1-1/2t baking powder|3/4t salt|1/2C butter/margarine (very buttery) or split half butter, half oil|2C hot water (tap hot)||Mix together dry ingredients, then whisk in melted butter/oil and water. Doubles well for large casserole.

  10. Make torilla's at home

    by watchstone on 03 Wed,2011

    I tried this product for the first time today. I bought a tortilla press ($20) from an online vendor and made fresh homemade tortillas. If you buy a cast iron tortilla press, you can use parchment paper instead of plastic between the two plates. I am strongly opposed to the proliferation of plastic, which is what they recommend, so just wanted to pass along an alternative. I was really pleased

  11. GMO Free?

    by Carl in NorCal on 12 Wed,2010

    This product doesn't say anywhere on it that it is GMO free. One would think a company like this would source non-gmo corn and state it.

  12. Delicious and easy to use

    by TLS on 09 Fri,2010

    I found the dough was easier to work with when I shaped it immediately after adding the hot water, rather than waiting an hour as the directions indicate. When I tried to use the dough after it had cooled, it was crumbly.||I would *LOVE* to see this product in an organic, fair trade variety.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup(29g)
Servings Per Container: 23
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g 2 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 21 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 %
Sugars 0 g N/A
Protein 3 g 6 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 10 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients stone ground corn and lime

*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk

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