9/26/12

Dietitian's Top Pick: Mission Yellow Corn Tortilla




Mission Corn Tortillas boast a NuVal score of 91, with the primary ingredient being ground corn.  Two tortillas equal one serving, all for only 80 calories, 1 gram fat, and 10 milligrams sodium!  Since the tortillas are made from whole grain, you get 2 grams fiber per serving.  In contrast, white flour tortillas generally contain more calories, fat, sodium and less fiber per serving…which is usually one tortilla.  So more is better in the arena of corn tortillas!

You can use corn tortillas at every opportunity, and often as a substitute for flour tortillas.  Consider the following meal ideas to incorporate corn tortillas:

  • As a whole grain substitute for bread
  • In stacked or rolled enchiladas
  • In wraps for breakfast or in lunch boxes
  • As a base for vegetable tostadas
  • Baked and cut into strips for tortilla soup

What better time of the year for quick and easy Mexican food dishes?  Fall weather, football season, tailgating…try some fiesta favorites using corn tortillas!

Ingredients: Ground corn treated with lime water, cellulose gum, proprionic acid (to preserve freshness), benzoic acid (to preserve freshness), phosphoric acid (preservative), dextrose, guar gum, amylase.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 2 tortillas
Calories 80, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 10mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

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