History of Manning’s Hominy
Manning’s Hominy was first canned in Baltimore, Maryland in 1904, when Mrs. Margaret Manning produced this product in her kitchen and sold it door to door. Mrs. Manning’s Hominy soon grew in popularity and in 1917, was mass produced in Baltimore for the first time.
In the early 1900’s, the home preparation of hominy from raw white corn took at least a day. When Mrs. Manning offered hominy ready to eat, straight from the can, this “convenience” food was an immediate success.
Three generations of the Manning family took pride in the production of this fine product. In the sprint of 1995, Mrs. Manning’s special hominy process was entrusted to Lake Packaging Co., Inc. of Lottsburg, Virginia. This took place after an agreement was signed assuring only high quality hominy would be sold under the Manning label. Lake Packing Co. is committed to the high level of quality that the Manning family always maintained.
Manning’s Hominy Making Process
Manning’s Hominy is made from cracked white corn using a unique process. Unlike whole kernel hominy that is lye peeled and whitened with sodium bisulfite, Manning’s is steam peeled and depends on NO additives for whitening.
Because of this process, each can of Manning’s Hominy is FAT FREE, CHOLESTEROL FREE, and ADDITIVE FREE resulting in a fully packed can of deliciously tender hominy grains.
Manning’s Hominy is a fully cooked, versatile vegetable product that can be served in many ways—from as simple as heating up in a sauce pan with some butter, to adding a variety of things for some great meals.
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There are three kinds of hominy including whole grain hominy, hominy grits and Pearl Hominy. Manning’s Hominy is pearl hominy also called cracked corn.
Manning’s Hominy is first cousins to hominy grits. Grits are made from steam peeled, degermed finely ground white corn, very similar in texture to cream of wheat. Grits are normally served from Virginia south and are topped with butter.
Whole grain hominy is lye peeled, uses sodium bisulfite as a whitening agent, and is sold in cans that contain 70% hominy and 30% water. The individual hominy grains are much harder and have a much different flavor than Manning’s.
Manning’s Hominy is tender and mild. There is NO other hominy product on any store shelf like Manning’s. If you have not tried Manning’s, you have not tired a delicious product.
Manning’s Hominy uses a steam peeled, degermed, cracked white corn as the basic ingredient. After a rigid inspection process, salt and pure water are added and cooked for a long, long time. The result is a deliciously tender product.
Hominy is a starch such as potatoes or rice. This product is an excellent base to use with meats, cheeses, or other vegetables during meal preparation.