Hominy is actually the corn kernels that is presoaked in lye solution. It is also called lye hominy/white hominy or yellow hominy depending upon the kind of corn kernels used. Commercial name of hominy is nixtamal, as it is pretreated with alkali solution. The process of alkali treatment of dried corn kernels impart it with noteworthy health benefits.
Presoaking removes the ability to sprout and thus the shelf life of hominy is increased. It has less chances of getting perished and contaminated. Moreover, the pre-existing niacin content in corn is converted into more digestible form that make sit stomach friendly. Hominy consumption makes calcium absorbtion much easier and makes amino acids much more available to tissues and brain cells.