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The Corn Maize

Southwest cooks prepare corn in many ways. It includes hominy; a dried corn processed with lime in water, used in Posole, a New Year's Day good - luck dish. You also have yellow, white or blue cornmeal.

Native Americans consider corn as the essence of life and they call it "Mother Corn."  For the People of the Southwest it is one of the "Three Sisters."  The three are corn, beans, and squash. 

Many believe the corn kernel will bring prosperity.  For fertility and productivity, they carry the white corn pollen in medicine bags. Arizona's Hopi People raised a strain of blue corn. They use this sacred corn their ceremonial bread, piki.

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