Polenta (per 100g)


100g of polenta

When you think of cooked grains, chances are you think of oatmeal, rice, or quinoa.

Corn is often overlooked, though it can likewise be enjoyed as a cooked grain side dish or cereal when used in the form of cornmeal.

Polenta is a tasty dish made by cooking ground cornmeal in salted water. When the grains absorb water, they soften and turn into a creamy, porridge-like dish.

You can add herbs, spices, or grated cheese for extra flavour.

Originating in Northern Italy, polenta is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and extremely versatile, so it’s well worth getting to know.

Plain polenta without cheese or cream is fairly low in calories and contains negligible amounts of various vitamins and minerals. Plus, like other grains, it’s a good source of carbs.

A 3/4-cup (125-gram) serving of polenta cooked in water provides:

  • Calories: 80
  • Carbs: 17 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: less than 1 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram

Supplier: Wigan Wholefoods

Ingredients: cornmeal

Origin: UK

Weight 0.1 kg