Masa Harina 1Kg

Masa Harina 1Kg

6.00 10.00

Perfect for making your own tortillas.

Plain pack. Resealable bag.

 

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You will be hard pressed to find a cheaper source of masa in NZ. Short dated (early 2019), but I have found that masa lasts well past its best before date. At this price you can’t go wrong!

Packaged clean-skin style in our gluten free facility. Comes in 1 kg resealable pouches.

Masa harina is the traditional flour used to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican dishes. Literally translated from Spanish, it means "dough flour," because the flour is made from dried masa, from specially treated corn.

To make masa harina, field corn (or maize) is dried and then treated in a solution of lime and water, also called slaked lime. This loosens the hulls from the kernels and softens the corn. In addition, the lime reacts with the corn so that the nutrient niacin can be assimilated by the digestive tract.

The soaked maize is then washed, and the wet corn is ground into a dough, called masa. It is this fresh masa, when dried and powdered, that becomes masa harina. (Add water once again to make dough for tortillas or tamales.)

Do not substitute corn meal or regular corn flour, however; they're produced from different types of corn and are processed differently. They will not produce the same results. Regular wheat flour also cannot be substituted