We dropped by Geechie Boy Mill in South Carolina to find out what sets white and yellow grits apart.
What’s the difference between white and yellow grits?
There is, in fact, a difference between white and yellow grits.
The white has a higher sugar content, and yellow has a higher starch content.
But, even with that said, it’s hard for people to tell. Even if you have the same variety of corn, it would be hard to taste the difference.
If you were blindfolded, you’d probably say you were eating the same corn. But typically, when people eat a yellow corn, they think it’s sweeter.
That could either be a recognition thing. Or something based in memory of how your parents or grandparents or whoever cooked grits before that explains why you want a certain color.
Whatever the color, you can’t go wrong!