Corn meal is flour made by grinding dried corn. It can be ground into a variety of consistencies and is also known as corn flour when it’s finely ground. The cornmeal that’s most common in the United States contains little of the husk and germ of the corn kernel. This type of cornmeal is known more specifically as white corn meal.
This nutritional information is for 1 oz. of white cornmeal, or slightly less than 3 tbs. The cornmeal doesn’t contain any added ingredients, although corn meal is frequently enriched with vitamins.
A serving of corn meal contains a total of 103. This includes 92 calories from carbohydrates, 7 calories from protein and 4 calories from fat. A serving of corn meal provides 5 percent of the daily value (DV) for calories, assuming a diet of 2,000 calories per day.
A serving of corn meal contains a total of 0.5 grams of fat, which is less than 1 percent of the DV for fat. This total includes 0.1 gram of saturated fat, which is less than 1 percent of the DV for saturated fat. Corn meal doesn’t contain cholesterol.
Carbohydrates and Protein
A serving of corn meal contains a total of 22.2 grams of carbohydrates, which is about 7 percent of the DV for carbohydrates. This total includes 20.6 grams of complex carbohydrates, 0.5 grams of simple sugar and 1.1 grams of dietary fiber. A serving of corn meal provides 4 percent of the DV for dietary fiber. A serving of corn meal contains 2 grams of protein, which is 4 percent of the DV for protein.
Vitamins and Minerals
A serving of corn meal has 3 percent of the DV for thiamin, 3 percent of the DV for vitamin B6 and 2 percent of the DV for folate. It also contains 5 percent of the DV for selenium, 3 percent of the DV for manganese and 3 percent of the DV for phosphorus. A serving of cornmeal provides 2 percent of the DV for iron and magnesium.
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