Dent corn is a type of dried corn also called field corn that is recognizable by the indentation (dent) on the kernel of the corn. Dent corn has much lower sugar content than our eating sweet corn. Dent corn comes in white, yellow, blue, and red. Dent corn is ground and used to make cornmeal and it can also be slaked with lime (cal) and used to make hominy (pozole) or masa flour for making tamales and tortillas.
By the way, when sweet corn is dried it is referred to as chicos.
If you are trying to find dent corn locally try any grocery store that caters to the Hispanic community. Otherwise you can purchase it online here at Gourmetsleuth.com as well as other online stores. We also sell organic masa, dried pozole and chicos.