Delicious Corn Bread
Ah delicious cornbread! The smell of cornbread always reminds me of visiting my Mississippi relatives when I was a kid. Whenever we arrived at my aunt's house she always had cornbread baking in the oven and gumbo cooking on the stove.
Happily, cornbread has some great nutritional beneﬁts. Most of the nutrition in corn comes from the fiber and starch. While starch can often raise blood sugar, the ﬁber helps to balance it out, and there are also some great B-vitamins in there. Buttermilk also packs a nutrition punch. One serving of buttermilk provides protein, calcium, and some great nutrients such as riboﬂavin. The lactic acid in buttermilk may also make it more digestible for people with lactose intolerance because the lactic acid breaks down the lactose enzyme in the milk. The important thing to keep in mind is to make sure you find a good quality source of both cornmeal and buttermilk (such as a local farm!). The nutrition content of both these ingredients will greatly increase with the quality of the ingredients! So go forth and ﬁnd a farmer, and happy eating! ~ Emily Pierson, Master Nutrition Therapist and 2020 Apprentice at 5 Fridges Farm
Serve hot with butter and a chunk of cheddar cheese.