10/9/13

Dietitian's Top (Gluten Free) Pick: Mission White Corn Tortillas




In continuation of our celebration of Celiac Awareness Month we tweak our regular Dietitian's Top Pick to focus on our gluten free top picks.

We love Tex-Mex at Market Street. Most Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes include a very popular ingredient, tortillas.  Flour tortillas are delicious, but they are higher in fat than corn and also contain gluten.  People with Celiac Disease can still enjoy their favorite tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas by making a simple substitution from flour to corn tortillas.

These Mission White Corn Tortillas have earned a high NuVal score of 91!   It’s always impressive to see a non-fruit or vegetable score higher than 90.  While corn tortillas are a healthier choice, a lot of restaurants will double up these delicate tortillas, so be sure to watch your portion size when eating them at home.

Why did these tortillas score so high?  Let’s look at the nutrition information and ingredients to find out.

Serving size:  2 tortillas
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 10mg
Total Carbohydrate: 20g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A: 0%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 4%
Ingredients:  Ground corn treated with lime, water, cellulose gum, propionic acid (to preserve freshness), benzoic acid (to preserve freshness), phosphoric acid (preservative), guar gum, amylase.

Allergens:  None

Only 100 calories in 2 tortillas and 3 grams of fiber!  Next time you have a craving for flautas, trade up to Mission White Corn Tortillas.


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