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An overhead close up horizontal photograph of a pig shaped yellow bowl full of spicy Mexican menudo soup, some tortillas and all the fixings. Menudo is sometimes eaten for breakfast because some believe it to be a hangover cure.

Hominy or nixtamal is dried maize (corn) kernels which have been treated with an alkali of some kind. It affords several significant nutritional advantages over untreated maize products. It converts some of the niacin (and possibly other B vitamins) into a form more absorbable by the body, improves the availability of the amino acids, and supplements calcium content, balancing maize's comparative excess of phosphorus. Many Native American cultures made hominy and integrated it into their diet. Some recipes using hominy include menudo (a spicy tripe and hominy soup), pozole (a stew of hominy and pork, chicken, prawns, or other meat), hominy bread, hominy chili, tamales, casseroles and fried dishes. Hominy can also be used as animal feed.

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