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Hominy is dried corn (maize) kernels, reconstituted by soaking in lye-water. Its chief uses are as animal feed and the source of grits, masa, and in various recipes or as a side dish.

The process of soaking the dried corn in the lye-water removes the husk from the corn, making it easier to process (a process that dates back nearly 10,000 years), and also converts some of the niacin in the maize into a form more absorbable by the body.

Some recipes using hominy include menudo, a tripe and hominy stew; hominy bread, hominy chili, casseroles and fried dishes.

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