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Definition: Hominy

A traditional Native American food that was one of the first gifts given to the colonists. Hominy is dried, hull-less white or yellow corn kernels, where the hulls are removed by soaking the corn in a lye solution. When ground, the kernels are referred to as grits. Hominy is sold canned, ready to eat, or dried. It's also served as a side dish and is a common ingredient in posole.


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