No, we do not use Lye.
Some conventional Hominy is processed with Lye. Hominy doesn’t need to be processed with such an abrasive and potentially harmful chemical, so Our Hominy is produced with a safer and organic alternative: Nature Peel. Nature Peel is also used to peel Organic tomatoes. It is basically an organic way to achieve the same result as lye. We also DO NOT add sodium bisulfite (retains the white color). This means that Our Hominy is naturally more tan in color, and closer to the original corn.