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tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 03:36 PM

Juanita's Mexican Hominy - Any updates?
I seem to remember a thread about the discrepancy with the carb count on the cans and on the website. I believe somone said they emailed the company asking about it. Can't seem to find the thread. I was wondering if there were any updates. I bought a can today but hesitant to use it since the website count is a lot higher than what is listed on the can.

greybb1 03-10-2012 03:54 PM

Hominy is nothing but corn without the hull. How can that be low carb?

tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 04:03 PM

Supposedly, Mexican hominy is supposed to be different from American Hominy. Something about the processing is different - is what supposedly makes Mexican hominy lower in carbs than American hominy. Sorry, don't have all the details. Hopefully someone else can chime in. I know someone emailed the company regarding the discrepancy on the label and what is listed on their site so it would be interesting to know the outcome.

greybb1 03-10-2012 04:14 PM

Nutrition facts has it at 23.5g carbs with 4g fiber per cup. That's about the same as regular corn.

I wish it was lower in carbs! I love it.

tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 04:20 PM

Is that for the Mexican Hominy? I hope someone remembers that thread and chimes in with what the company had to say. Quite a few folks here use it.

Dottie 03-10-2012 04:26 PM

There was a company before that had a canned bean that the label was wrong (was supposed to be 18g carbs, but it was mislabeled 8g carbs). The company knew about the error but never fixed it.
I would think if this hominy companies web site says something different, it's likely the label is a mis-print. I'd go with the site that can be updated rather than a possibly older label that may not be accurate.

greybb1 03-10-2012 04:32 PM

Hominy is just hominy isn't it? I can't imagine what kind of processing Mexican style hominy would have to suck most of the carbs out, but if it's out there lead me to it! Yummm!

tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 04:50 PM

GreyB, I honestly can't answer that question. I can just tell you what I've read that the Mexican Hominy is not the same as American Hominy. I'd love to hear what the company had to say about the discrepancy though. For now I'll go with the 13 grams per half cup listed on their site. Might just use 1/4 cup for now and go to 1/2 cup when I hit maintenance.

Charski 03-10-2012 05:22 PM

Here is a thread from a couple years back about this subject:


tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 05:47 PM

Thanks for the link Char. I think the thread I'm speaking of is more recent because it compared the can to the info on Juanita's website. The website lists a higher carb count. I'm gonna proceed with caution. I don't need much anyway. We used to use hominy for porridge so I'm gonna make it with 1/4 cup and see how it goes.

greybb1 03-10-2012 06:28 PM

How do you make porridge?

rosethorns 03-10-2012 06:45 PM

Tulip I know what page you're talking about but I can't find it either.

I'd like to know this info.

tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by greybb1 (Post 15483970)
How do you make porridge?

Here's a high carb recipe - The traditional way uses dried hominy

Hominy Corn Porridge
Published Mar 26, 2005

•1 Cup Hominy Corn
•2 cups Coconut milk (Skim milk can substitute)
•3-5 cups water
•3 tablespoons flour
•6 tablespoons water
•1/2 tsp. salt
•brown sugar to taste
•1 teaspoon nutmeg to taste
•vanilla - optional

1.Put the Hominy corn in a slow cooker and fill with 3-5 cups water and leave for 5-6 hours (or Overnight). Be sure the Hominy corn is completely submerged and there is enough water to leave it overnight. Add a teaspoon of salt to taste (optional). If you do not have a slow cooker you can leave hominy corn in water overnight.
2.Pour coconut milk in a pot and boil on a medium/high burner
3.Drain the water from the corn
4.Pour the Hominy corn in the pot with the coconut milk. Continue to boil on a medium burner.
5.Mix the 3 tablespoons of flour and 6 tablespoons of water together to make a paste.
6.Pour the flour and water paste in to the pot and mix
7.Sweeten with sugar to taste
8.Add vanilla to taste (Optional)
9.Stirring constantly to prevent lumping.
10.Sprinkle nutmeg to taste
11.Continue cooking and let it simmer over low heat for 2-4 minutes

greybb1 03-10-2012 07:26 PM

Oh my goodness that sounds heavenly!

Nigel 03-10-2012 08:46 PM

I noticed the liquid in the Jaunita's hominy is clear and in other brands such as Bush's, the liquid is thicker and cloudy. Perhaps that has something to do with the carb count? I thought I read somewhere that the processing was different on American than Mexican hominy.

tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 09:09 PM

So on another site, someone said they spoke to someone at Juanita's and was told that they would be reviewing the discrepancy. However, the rep claimed that the carb count on the can is correct. Weird. Hmmm - I'm gonna use the carb count on their site until further notice. This will be a once in a while treat.

tulipsandroses 03-10-2012 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by Nigel (Post 15484224)
I noticed the liquid in the Jaunita's hominy is clear and in other brands such as Bush's, the liquid is thicker and cloudy. Perhaps that has something to do with the carb count? I thought I read somewhere that the processing was different on American than Mexican hominy.

That is what I've read too Nigel. I think the analogy was made to sprouting grains for a lower carb bread. Not the same process but sprouted grain bread is lower in carbs than regular bread. I'm gonna go with the higher carb number until further notice.

ravenrose 03-10-2012 11:10 PM

if you compare mexican hominy to regular hominy, you can easily see the difference. the mexican hominy is "leaner." it doesn't have so much fleshy starch on each kernal. still, I have always been very suspicious of that low carb count. I see it on other brands of mexican hominy too.

my glucose monitor shows the stuff is carbier than the label says. when I tried it, my blood sugar went up as it would if the website numbers were correct, 13 grams net in a half cup. too bad!!!!!

drjlocarb 03-11-2012 09:14 AM

I remember the thread you are talking about. Can't find it either. I think it was corn bread or something. I recall the Mexican was lower because it uses "old, heirloom" kernels instead of the "new", American, starch enhanced kernels.

This thread??


Susanpmi 04-05-2013 03:20 PM

I just bought four cans of Juanita's Mexican Hominy on Amazon. Can now lists carbs as 19grams/half cup. To me that sounds carby and similar to regular hominy. Do you think the label was updated to reflect a more accurate carb count?

ouizoid 04-05-2013 03:52 PM

Wasn't the lye process supposedly part of it??

tulipsandroses 04-05-2013 04:02 PM

Sounds like they corrected their mistake. I still have that can I bought when I started this thread. Never used it since I was unsure of the carb count.

rosethorns 04-06-2013 09:35 AM

I use it to make the tamales . They are amzaing. I still on't know what the counts are.

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