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Is masa the same ingredient as cornstarch?

  Answer   No.   Cornstarch is the endosperm ground into a fine powder used primarily as a thickener in soups, stews, gravy etc, although it has other household us (MORE)
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Can masa be used for thickening gravy?

Yes, but it will impart a strong corn flavor. I've had a gravy that  was made of red salsa, cooked in drippings and thickened with masa,  over pork, that was very good, as t (MORE)

Is masa flour gluten free?

Masa flour is gluten free if not contaminated somehow, perhaps by shared equipment in processing. This is because masa flour is made from corn, which is gluten free. While al (MORE)

Is tamale masa gluten free?

In theory, yes. ie ground corn. But in practice, no. Most manufacturers of masa flour produce a range of specialty products(spanish-american) that include flour products. Cros (MORE)
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What does masa mean?

Masa is a dough made from corn flour and used to make tortillas and  tamales.