Hominy is made by soaking dried corn in lye, soda, potash, slaked lime, KOH or NAOH and I am trying to find reasons for choosing one over the other.
The info from the typical search is an endless stream of bad info and contradictions.
It appears that the lime process takes more soaking/cooking time than using either form of lye but the reason for KOH vs NAOH escapes me.
It all may boil down to primitive methods of making "lye" from wood ashes.
I would like to know get a chemist's opinion and also info on health hazard differences that may exist.