Grainworks Organic Polenta Cornmeal is milled to just the right texture for traditional Italian Polenta from our finest Non-GMO Certified Organic yellow corn. Corn: Not just for popping or roasting! While "Polenta" is Italian, corn was perhaps the most important cultivated plant in ancient times in the Americas. Whole grain cornmeal is a good source of protein and fiber, plus vitamins and minerals including essential amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, folate and vitamins B-6, A, E and K.Cornmeal "Polenta" is a word derived from Latin for hulled and crushed grain. It can also be prepared from other grains. Corn is naturally gluten-free. Please note: Grainworks polenta is guaranteed to be 100% gluten-free because products containing gluten are ground with the same mills as our cornmeal. Tasty Tips and Storage Polenta is delicious hot and creamy and can be sliced when cool. Cooking cornmeal in broth instead of water and adding herbs and spices adds flavour. Cooled polenta can be fried or sauced. For a tasty breakfast, cook cornmeal with a little bit of low-fat milk or milk substitute and honey. Cornmeal as a breading for chicken or fish is a good option for those on gluten-free diets. Or enjoy it in cornmeal muffins or pizza crust. Warm seasoned polenta complements many chicken, beef or vegetarian dishes. To make polenta, add cornmeal to boiling, salted water and cook on low heat, frequently stirring, until the mixture thickens. Store cornmeal in our resealable bag or an airtight container in a dark, dry place or the freezer for the longest shelf life.