SCIENTIFIC NAME :
MEDICINAL VALUE :
Has detoxifying, relaxing and diuretic properties. Reduces formation of kidney stones and is a remedy for cystitis.
NUTRIENT VALUE :
Good source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate and Iron and a very good source of Thiamin.
CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Used as thickening agent in soups and liquid-based foods, such as sauces, gravies and custards. Can be used in corn bread, famous makki di roti and multi-grain recipes. Major use is in making Mexican Tortilla – Tacos and Nachos.
- English : Cornflour
- Tamil : Chola Maavu / Makka Cholam
- Malayalam : Cholapodi
- Telugu : Mokkajonnalu Pindi
- Kannada : Musukinajolada Hittu
- Hindi : Makai Ka Atta
- Bengali : Bhoottar Maida
- Gujarati : Makai No Lot
- Marathi : Makai Chi Peet
- Oriya : Makka Atta / Makaa Chunaa / Makaa Gunda
- Punjabi : Makai Ka Atta