Cornmeal is a type of flour made from ground, dried corn. Cornmeal is available in fine (corn flour) medium and coarse grind. It is a gluten free flour that can be used to make corn bread, muffins, pancakes or polenta. A special version made with corn slaked with lime is used to make tortillas (see "masa").
Blue cornmeal is ground from dried blue, rather than white or yellow corn. This product is used for making cornbread, desserts, tamales and even blue corn tortillas. This meal comes in fine and medium grinds.
White and yellow cornmeal is a standard grocery store item. Blue cornmeal is more of a specialty item so it can be harder to find. Whole Foods Markets typically carries it in their "Ethnic foods" section. You can also purchase it online on Amazon and several other specialty shops.
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