When it comes to tortillas, you can go for store bought or you can choose some freshly made ones. Tortillas have evolved to the point where there is a science of sorts behind them. It’s worth looking into if you’d like to know more about what you’re buying and consuming.
A traditional tortilla has very few ingredients. Flour tortillas consist of water, flour, oil, and salt and perhaps a leavening agent. Corn tortillas are made of lime, corn, water, and salt. To keep their softness, tortillas have cellulose gum and guar gum, and the super soft ones tend to be the type of tortillas most tortilla manufacturers aim for.
As for how to buy tortillas, you want to buy in quantities that you know you’ll be using, and you definitely want to read the labels. The fewer ingredients the tortilla has, the better its quality. On that note, these ingredients should be names you can actually pronounce. For flour tortillas, you want to try and stick to unbleached flour.
The shelf life of tortillas can range from a few days for freshly made ones to a long time if you opt for mass market ones. While they may last long, it’s best to approach tortillas the way you would fresh produce. Buy them and use them as soon as possible, freeze the ones you don’t use, and thaw them in your refrigerator.
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