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Table 3 Relative frequency (%) of the women’s perception of maize grain attributes in three regions of Chiapas

From: Nixtamal techniques for different maize races prepared as tortillas and tostadas by women of Chiapas, Mexico

Characteristic Region
Metropolitana Comiteca Altos All
They distinguish grain hardness 30.0 28.6 100.0 60.0
They notice that the Oloton grain is harder than the Tuxpeño 0.0 0.0 100.0 43.3
They recognize the difference in hardness between different colors of the same race 0.0 14.3 23.1 13.3
They detect alterations in nixtamalization 20.0 28.6 38.5 30.0