4/9/12

It's a Tortilla Trade Up

In the great state of Texas I wonder if our state carbohydrate should be the tortilla? You might think a tortilla is a tortilla, but using NuVal (the nutrition scoring system in our stores) you can make a serious trade up in your health. Here's this week's line up:

Mission Fajita Flour Tortilla
NuVal =2

But you can Trade Up to: LaTortilla Factory Whole Wheat Tortilla
NuVal =58



Here's the breakdown: La Tortilla has fewer calories, less saturated fat, less sodium, more fiber and more protein than Mission Tortillas!

Mission Tortillas - 1 tortilla (36 g)
Calories: 110, Total Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 310mg, Total Carbohydrate: 19g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 6%, Iron 6%

Ingredients: Enriched bleached wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, vegetable shortening (interesterified soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil and/or palm oil), contains 2% or less of: sugar, salt, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum sulfate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate and/or sodium acid pyrophosphate, calcium sulfate), preservatives (calcium propionate, sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and/or citric acid), distilled monoglycerides, enzymes, wheat starch, calcium carbonate, antioxidants (tocopherols, ascorbic acid), cellulose gum, dough conditioners (fumaric acid, sodium metabisulfite and/or mono- and diglycerides).

La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Tortilla - 1 tortilla (36 g)
Calories: 50, Total Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 210mg, Total Carbohydrate: 10g, Dietary Fiber: 7 g, Sugars: 0g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 4%, Iron 6%

Ingredients: water, oat fiber, whole wheat flour, soy flour, vital wheat gluten, expeller pressed canola oil, contains less than 2% of each of the following: baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), sea salt, guar gum, citric acid, yeast, xanthan gum, l-cysteine, to maintain freshness (sorbic acid, calcium propionate).

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