nixtamalization

Features

From biofortification to cooking techniques, a CIMMYT scientist and her team test how to make this global staple as nutritious as possible.

Explainers

Water, heat and lime transform grain in a traditional Central American maize processing method.

Videos

Could an ancient and — in the Americas — commonplace practice help make maize agri-food systems more nutritious?

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Culinary Backstreets (2 Dec 2019)

Food entrepreneur worked with CIMMYT researcher to create a fair market for farmers with surplus heirloom maize in Mexico.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.