Maize meal is almost fine, and white in colour but behaves as a coarse flour. It is similar to corn meal, however corn meal is yellow in appearance (which is also referred to as polenta).
The difference between maize meal and cornmeal can cause confusion as maize & corn are technically the same thing. There are many variations of the maize/corn plant and therefore maize meal and cornmeal have become different by-products.
Maize meal is popular in Africa and Asian cooking. It can be used to make flat breads, pancakes and tortillas. Note that most such recipes mix maize meal with a binding flour such as potato flour or normal wheat flour.
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