Yes, it can be, because cornmeal is a whole grain. However, you want to make sure you consume whole cornmeal and not degermed, otherwise you will lose the nutritious part of the grains, because the degermed cornmeal goes through a milled process that strips the grain of the nutrients. Additionally, cornmeal contains a long list of nutrients including: niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate and vitamins B-6, E and K. It contains 18 amino acids and valuable minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
Cornmeal can be good for you, depending on what you are looking for. It is a great low fat, low saturated fat whole grain that can be used in a variety of ways. If you are trying to avoid higher carbohydrate foods it may not be a good choice as it contains 7% of your daily carb intake. Although it is relatively low in calories, it has negligble amounts of vitamins and minerals. Overall it is not necessarily bad for you, but doesn’t provide any essential added benefits.
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