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Organic Yellow Dent Corn, 38 lbs.

This yellow dent corn is certified organic, triple-cleaned and perfect for baking & cooking purposes, including grinding for cornmeal or corn flour, or making hominy or masa. 

Convenient & safe storage: Our organic yellow dent corn is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 38 lbs. net weight. When you store yellow dent corn at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your bulk corn from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our organic corn comes in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your bulk corn enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it. 

  • “Excellent corn. We use it to make masa. Tacos have not been the same since. We have a hard time eating out because they're beyond the quality of most restaurants. Customer service… It was really cool to call and have a real and friendly person conduct business on your end.”

    – James P., MA

Beat oxidation! In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!

Super-cleaned: All of our bulk corn is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Corn that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)

Non-GMO: All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO).

Yellow Dent Corn Uses & History

Yellow dent corn, also called field corn or dented corn, (zea mays indurata) is the type of maize that most cornmeal, corn chips and corn tortillas are made with. This corn gets its name from the depression (or “dent”) that appears at the crown of the mature corn kernel. Dent corn is the most commonly grown and consumed type of corn in North America, and some varieties are used as livestock feed or to produce ethanol and cooking oils. Dent corn is starchy and high in omega-6 and antioxidants.

The main difference between yellow corn and white corn is that yellow corn contains carotene. Carotene is a substance that gives plants a yellow or orange color. Carotenoids are a great source of Vitamin A, an antioxidant which supports a strong immune system, as well as healthy bones, teeth, and soft tissue. Carotenoids also contains xanthophylls, which promote good eye health.

Fresh ears of yellow dent corn can be roasted and served with a savory butter and herbs for a tasty summer side dish. The sweet flavor of dent corn pairs well with chiles, berries, stone fruit, aromatic spices, tomatoes, cumin and pepper. Dent corn is naturally gluten-free.

When ground, dent corn is excellent in cornbread, hush puppies, tortillas and grits. Corn is usually ground to a coarser texture than wheat flour, and called cornmeal. Very fine cornmeal is referred to as corn flour, which can be used to thicken sauces, puddings and soups. Cornmeal or corn flour can be combined with wheat flours to soften the texture of baked goods. Freshly ground cornmeal should be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator or freezer to avoid rancidity.

  • “Your bulk grains are great! I always recommend them to my baker friends.”

    – Mark Leisen, IL

KoMo stone burr grain mills will grind dent corn to any texture from cracked to fine corn flour. Since dent corn kernels are large, grind first with the milling stones opened widely to produce cracked grain, then run the cracked grain through the mill a second time, at a finer setting, for flour.

By soaking and then cooking yellow dent corn in a limewater solution, or other alkaline mixture, you can make your own nixtamal, or hominy. Nixtamalization loosens the hard, outer layer of the kernel, so it can easily be rinsed away. The process of soaking greatly increases the nutritional value of recipes made with corn, in part by breaking down the phytic acid, which prevents your body from properly absorbing nutrients. Nixtamilzation allows the nutrient niacin, which normally your body can’t absorb, to become free for assimilation. This process was used by the Mayans as far back as 1500 B.C.

Dried nixtamal can be ground into flour called masa harina, by using a stone burr mill or impact mill. Masa harina can be used to make corn dough (called masa) for tortillas, sopes, and a host of other traditional Latin American recipes. When water is mixed with raw corn flour it doesn’t create dough; but when water is mixed with masa harina, a beautiful corn dough develops. Masa harina is also used for atole, a warm, spiced drink commonly found in Mexico and Central and South America. Dried nixtamal can also be coarsely ground and made into grits.

To simplify the process of grinding nixtamal, it can be ground when it’s still wet by using a steel burr grinder, such as the Wonder Junior Deluxe+ grain mill w/Masa Auger..

Organic yellow dent corn can be a healthful addition to chicken feed, as it’s the easiest grain for chickens to digest. Chickens can consume the corn whole, or cracked. Some people like to ferment or sprout the grain for a couple days before feeding it to their chickens to provide a more nutritious diet.

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our list of gluten free grains here.

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.

Shipping Zones

Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote. 

Identify your shipping zone (1 or 2), then select that zone from the drop-down menu near the top of this page.

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Non-GMO Project verifiedThe grain on this page is Non-GMO Project verified. 

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s most trusted third party verification for non-GMO food and products.


Organic yellow dent corn.

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Gluten Free Yes
Allergens Processed in a facility that handles barley, sesame seeds, soybeans, wheat, and peanuts.
Certifications USDA Organic
Diameter 12.5"
Height 17"
Product Weight 41 lb.
Net Weight 38 lb.
Origin USA


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  • Overwhelmingly Positive
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    Excellent corn. We use it to make masa. Tacos have not been the same since. We have a hard time eating out because they're beyond the quality of most restaurants.

    We do 6 cups of corn to 2 quarts of water with one tablespoon of pickling lime stir in. Bring to a boil, drop to a simmer for 10-15 minutes, then let sit over night. Rinse it in the morning and grind it up to dough consistency in the food processor.

    Customer service is on point, super friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Shipments arrive punctually. It was really cool to call them up half a country away and have a real and friendly person conduct business on their end. Aces.
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Best cornmeal ever
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Freshly ground cornmeal is a revelation. It's not the easiest thing to grind however. I have a KoMo Harvest mill and I've found the best way to grind the corn is to run it through the first time on a very coarse setting and then regrind at a finer setting.
    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Excellent!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I purchased this corn to make tortillas... they made some of the best I have ever had! Finding dent corn is easy, finding organic dent corn is hard, and I am so glad you offer it on your website!
    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Excelent Quality, Fast Service
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    We have ordered before from Pleasant Hill Grain and they have the best quality and very fast service.
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  • Excellent Product
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Based on reviews of other retailers' dent corn I read on a very large retailers website, I decided to check this corn for cleanliness. I put a cup or so into a fine-mesh strainer and shook it for a minute or so. Almost nothing shook off the grains. Incredible!

    I made tortillas with freshly-ground corn this past weekend, and they are delicious - The Hubs described them as "a real winner. " I'm looking forward to making tamales, cornbread, and grits with this corn.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Makes Great Cornmeal
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The organic corn makes the best cornmeal when ground down. Takes a little work but is much better than the store bought any day!
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great company even greater product
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Thanks to the team at PHG. I buy yellow dent corn to make a corn meal for my babies and it's been a fulfilling relationship. Delivery is on time, packaging excellent. No regrets at all.
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  • Very satisfied with the corn I ordered
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Will order again.
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  • Extremely pleased
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I am very impressed with the quality and fresh taste of the organic yellow dent corn. I choose to cook with organic grains and I am grateful to Pleasant Hill Grain for offering this delicious corn. Thank you.
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  • Great Products, Quick Delivery
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    Great Products, Quick Delivery
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