Polenta is a traditional Italian food made with ground yellow maize with a mild, nutty flavour you can enjoy as a rich porridge, crumbled, or as a loaf sliced up and fried. This humble peasant dish is gaining popularity in gourmet restaurants. Pep it up with sauces, veggies and toppings, it’s delicious as an accompaniment or a main meal. The pretty yellow pigment is from carotenoids, powerful antioxidants that protect your body from damage caused by free radicals and enhance your immune system. Polenta is naturally gluten-free and vegan.