Hominy can be made with either white or yellow corn. Specifically, hominy is made from maize, which is also called field corn. This type of corn is used in making corn meal, corn flakes, and other grain products, as opposed to sweet corn, which is the well-known vegetable that can be eaten on the cob.
Yellow Hominy Corns, also known as samp, is made from dried yellow corn kernels from which the hulls and germs are removed. Hominy is commonly used in African, Mexican and Native American cooking as a side dish, a casserole or a main dish with meat, fish or vegetables.