What Are Grits?
Grits are coarsely ground corn meal. White grits made from white corn are the most familiar; however, yellow grits made from yellow corn also are available. Whole ground grits are made by grinding the whole corn kernel, including the bran, germ, and hard, starchy endosperm. Quick and regular grits, the two most popular types, cook much more quickly. They're made by tempering dried corn, removing the brand and germ, and then grinding the hard, starchy endosperm. Instant grits are cooked and dehydrated before packaging and are prepared by adding hot water.