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Flour made from parched cornflour mixed with sweet flour made of mesquite beans, sugar, and spice.
- ‘In 1690, Alonso de Leon noted the use of ‘pots and casserole dishes,’ filled with beans, corn, and pinole, made of powdered corn and sugar.’
- ‘The main species grown was Salvia columbariae, golden chia, the seeds of which were roasted and ground, to form a meal called pinole, then mixed with water so that the meal swelled into a glutinous mushy mess.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli.
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