• Fresh Masa --
  • A moist dough of ground, dried corn that has been soaked in limewater, then cooked. Used in tamales.
  • Harina --
  • All-purpose flour.
  • Masa Harina --
  • Masa in dehydrated form to which water is added to produce dough similar to fresh masa.


Here are a few definions of "masa". I hope you find this helpful. I have listed the site from which I have found the definitions from. This is an authenic New Mexico cooking site. I love it. being from N.M. originally, I can refer back to it for some great recipes.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: cocinas de new mexico
Submitted By: sonja b
masa flour