Corn originates from the area of modern Mexico, where it has been known for 7000 years, and has been brought to Europe in the 16th century by the Spanish. It is the 3rd most wide-spread, right after rice and wheat. Cornmeal or polenta is made the same way as corn flour, with the grinding of corn. A bit less know is white corn.
Its advantages and health benefits
Corn enriches us with quality proteins (the content of these is 8-11 percent), and complex carbs that keeps us full for longer.
It is also a good source of fibers and vitamins of the B group. Of minerals it supplies us with calcium, phosphor and magnesium.