at least one 90% of the Mexican population can admit that tortillas They are the ideal complement for all your meals or, at least, for the vast majority of them, because they are usually a great ally to feel full and, of course, to complement our food in a delicious way. In addition to this, we have to be honest that the tortilla as one of the essential bases for many dishes.
The latter has generated endless jokes, because they claim that they taste the same or that they are exactly the same, only with a different presentation. Among this list are the typical dishes What; enchiladas, Chilaquiles, pie Aztec, flutes, toastsetc. Despite many statements, the reality is that not all dishes taste the same, we even dare to say that the ingredients may vary.
Now, it is important to point out that most of these dishes are made from corn tortillahowever, we must mention that the flour tortilla It also turns out to be very popular among people, many even prefer it for its flavor. However, it has been noted that this could be high in calories compared to corn tortillas, It is even mentioned that it is much lighter and recommended by nutrition experts. But, what is the reality?, we tell you.
The corn tortilla It is a food that, as its name indicates, comes from the corn kernels. These go through an alkaline solution and a special process to grind everything perfectly until getting the dough consistency that we know and, which is responsible for the Corn tortillas. It is important to note that there are many types of tortillasthis because it turns out to be an extremely diverse cereal.
The Corn tortillas they will have varieties according to each region of the country, some of the known and outstanding colors are the traditional white ones, followed by yellow, blue and red, we must also point out that the shape may be different, because some will be from oval or round, even the elaboration process can vary between: griddle, machine or firewood.
Now him charitable contribution they have is huge and they are gluten freeso this will help us to make them much lighter and suitable for an infinity of options in subsistence allowance or meal plans. As for calories, well, it’s calculated that for every 100 grams, there is a total of 218 caloriesthat is to say that only one, has 94 calories.
The flour tortilla, For its part, it is a food that would begin to be manufactured after the arrival of the Spaniards, that is, unlike the Corn tortillasthese are not as such 100% Mexican. They are usually made with refined flours or whole and mixed with water, butter and salt. Unlike, too, the corn tortilla this one does have glutenwhich makes it much more elastic.
They are usually very popular in different states such as Baja California, Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Sonorawhere different dishes are prepared, which are not only known there, but also around the country as; burritos, gringas and the famous synchronized. As for his nutritional valueactually listed as a cereal with fat and, sadly, they are not recommended for the diet or meal plan.
Actually, it doesn’t even have a big charitable contribution and, just as you thought, for every 100 grams of tortilla is equivalent to 312 calories, that is, eating only one is equal to 159 calories in a small one, but if we talk about a much larger one, we will have around 218 calories.