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Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour


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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

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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High Quality Corn Flour
Like all of Bob's products, this flour is of such high quality. If you want your tortillas to turn out perfectly formed and taste like traditional corn tortillas, then this is the flour for you. If you make them out of another flour, you'll be able to tell the difference right away. I wouldn't use any other brand.
March 30, 2018
2 months ago
Bob's Red Mill Customer Since:
In the kitchen, I am:
Extreme Foodie
Cooking For:
My Family
Been purchasing this for awhile for home made tortillas and tamales (though rarer) most of my family now uses this over the store bought
February 21, 2018
3 months ago
Dietary Preferences / Restrictions:
Gluten Free
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
Good flour for a beginner tortilla maker.
I'm a beginner at making tortillas, but this seems to be good flour to me. What led me to start making these is the recommendation of masa harina flour by Ray Peat, as a means to keep PUFA low, and as an alternative to wheat. If you follow the directions on the package, your tortillas should come out well. The one minor issue I need to attempt to remedy is the dough drying out when kept in the refrigerator. Like I say, this is minor, and maybe the remedy is just making them fresh.
November 3, 2017
7 months ago
In the kitchen, I am:
Not a Cook, but Trying
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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.
May 4, 2017
World's Better than Maseca Masa
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!
June 8, 2016
Nothing like a Homemade Tortilla!
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?
August 28, 2015
To coarse of a grind for plyable tortillas
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.
July 29, 2015
Can Bob's add to its labeling "Product raised from...non-GMO seeds....."?
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.
July 9, 2015
Best Masa Harina - Need 5lb bag!
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.
June 23, 2015
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To make Panamanian breakfast tortillas
Carla S on May 11, 2018
I want to make my own tortillas.
Linda F on Apr 19, 2018
To make Panamanian breakfast tortillas
Carla S on May 11, 2018
I intend to use this product for tortillas made fresh to order in a new taqueria that I am in the process of opening.
nick t on May 9, 2018
I want to make my own tortillas.
Linda F on Apr 19, 2018
Thicken chili
anna o on Apr 13, 2018
I've been purchasing Masa Harina for years now. My store has been out of stock for weeks so I have recently purchased (2) 25 lbs bags. I am so excited that this is offered in lbs. I typically make tamales, sopes, empanadas, tostadas, taquitos and a variety of other meals with this product. I never purchase store bought tortillas as this yellow corn is the best tasting product out there and very easy to make. Thank you Bob's Red Mill.
CRYSTAL A on Apr 11, 2018
I plan to incorporate this flour into my cooking. I've been changing my eating plan to a more plant based plan. Hoping this will work in nicely.
Renee M on Mar 16, 2018
So much better tasting than Maseca. It is more work (must soak first), but the improved taste and texture is worth it.
D B on Mar 4, 2018
Because we live in Mexico and 99% of the corn and masa here is GMO!
Mike S on Feb 7, 2018
for making tortillas
Cari L on Jan 29, 2018
Learning how to make tamales and I needed the best masa in the USA!
Julie H on Jan 7, 2018
better than Maseca!
Francisco D on Dec 18, 2017
To make tortilla for my son in law and compare with organic.
Laura M on Dec 13, 2017
Good flavor and works the best
Kenneth B on Dec 11, 2017
Purchased to make tortillas.
Andrea H on Dec 11, 2017
There's no substitute for this flavor.
Mike K on Dec 1, 2017
I have used this before and liked it a lot.
Gail F on Nov 27, 2017
PATRICIA C on Nov 24, 2017
I want to try my hand at making my own tortillas
Martha W on Nov 5, 2017
Haven’t tried it yet.
Nancy A on Nov 4, 2017
love making arepa with them
Ivo D on Oct 28, 2017
To make masa corn tortillas without preservatives -- a more Peat friendly grain and starch, to substitute for bread.
David J on Oct 20, 2017
I intend to use this product for tortillas made fresh to order in a new taqueria that I am in the process of opening.
nick t on May 9, 2018
Thicken chili
anna o on Apr 13, 2018
how is this product not gluten free? masa harina has corn and lime water, the same ingredients are listed for both the GF version and regular version of masa harina. how is this possible? what am i missing?
Austin H on Oct 24, 2017
Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour
Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour
Gluten Free Golden Masa Harina
Gluten Free Golden Masa Harina
Organic Masa Harina
Organic Masa Harina
BEST ANSWER: The gluten free version is milled and manufactured in our gluten free facility and tested for gluten. The others are produced in our main facility where there is a chance of cross contact with wheat. The ingredients aren't different, but where we package them and how they're tested is different.
Is this non GMO corn? I know there is chance of cross pollination if not certified organic but want to know if seed is GMO.
A shopper on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi! Yes, this product is Non-GMO. Every item from Bob's Red Mill is Non-GMO and you can read more about our sourcing practices here: https://www.bobsredmill.com/non-gmo
Hi there, do you have a recipe for tortillas in grams? For example how may grams of water should I mix with 100 grams of masa. Thank you.
A shopper on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi! Here is the tortilla recipe from the bag converted to grams: 232 grams (2 cups) of Masa Harina to 235 grams (1 cup) of water.
Is this Masa Harina the same as instant masa?
Jonathan L on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi! We don't specifically categorize our Masa Harina as "instant," but it looks like it's prepared the same way in recipes.
Do you grind bran, germ and endosperm or you dont use the bran?
edin p on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, the corn is de-germed, therefore it is not whole grain.

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