Corn Meal – Corn Flour

What is Corn Meal vs Corn Flour?

Cornmeal is a coarse flour (or meal) made of ground yellow corn ranging in texture from fine to coarse grounds. Most yellow cornmeal, especially the kind found in U.S. supermarkets, is made from dent corn, which has a high starch content and a prominent corny texture.

There are many types of cornmeal, ranging from coarse and medium to fine grind.

  • Yellow cornmeal, which is probably the most common, is finely ground corn that usually uses the entire kernel. It adds flavor, texture, and body to a dish.
  • Blue cornmeal, which gets its name from its light blue or violet color, is ground from whole blue corn ground into a fine texture and is sweeter in flavor.
  • White cornmeal is typical in the South and is commonly used in dishes like cornbread.

Corn flour is very similar to cornstarch; however, corn flour is more finely ground than cornstarch. They can be used interchangeably in cooking to thicken gravy and other sauces. Cornmeal, on the other hand, is very coarsely ground compared to cornstarch and corn flour and is the standout ingredient in muffins and cookies.

Keto Status?



Corn meal and corn flour are simply ground up corn and the carbohydrates are very high – almost purely carbohydrates and very little fiber: 1/2 cup has 47 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fiber.

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Corn Meal / Corn Flour?

This ingredients is high in carbs and will likely cause a glucose spike and stop ketosis.

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