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.
To Your Good Health
This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free
facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory
using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.
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.
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