Polenta

In some parts of Italy, polenta is even more popular than pasta. Polenta is a dish made from boiled ground cornmeal, common in Northern Italian cuisine. It’s similar to American-style grits, a cornmeal breakfast porridge widely consumed in the south. Before the arrival of corn from the New World at the end of the 15th century, polenta was made from anything from farro, chestnut flour, millet, spelt or chickpeas. Today, polenta is made almost exclusively from corn, making it an ideal dish for people with gluten allergies.  It is rich in fiber, vitamins A and C and is totally fat-fre..

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