White and yellow cornmeal are both made from corn, but they differ primarily in the type of corn used and their flavor, texture, and culinary applications.
White cornmeal is often preferred for recipes where a neutral corn flavor. Yellow cornmeal is frequently used in dishes where the robust corn flavor and golden color are desirable.
White cornmeal has a more neutral and delicate flavor, which makes it suitable for a wide range of recipes. It tends to absorb the flavors of other ingredients in dishes. Yellow cornmeal has a stronger, cornier flavor that can be more pronounced in dishes. It imparts a distinct corn taste to recipes
For perfect cornbread, choose medium-grind yellow cornmeal. Its balance of texture and flavor takes your cornbread to the next level.