grits, hominy grits(noun)
coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
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Origin: See grit#Etymology 2
Grits refers to a ground-corn food of Native American origin, that is common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast. Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy. Grits are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta or the thinner farina. "Instant grits" have been processed to speed cooking. The word "grits" derives from the Old English word "grytt," meaning coarse meal. This word originally referred to wheat and other porridges now known as groats in parts of the U.K.. Maize, unknown in Europe in the Middle Ages, is a food derived from corn and "corn" had been used to describe wheat products in many European regions. "Grits" may be either singular or plural; historically, in the American South the word was invariably singular notwithstanding its plural form. Sometimes, grits are called sofkee or sofkey.
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The numerical value of GRITS in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of GRITS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Grits and fish go well together, students love that.
May God have favor on their efforts, grits can heal America.
And grits are a staple in the South, students really want to eat their grits.
We’re asking for some flexibility so we can serve 50-percent whole grains, if we can have that, we would be allowed to serve our grits.
A perfect example is in the South, where the schools want to serve grits, but the whole grain variety has little black flakes in it, and the kids won't eat it. The school is compliant with the whole grain requirements, but no one is eating the grits.
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