When preparing a meal or dessert involving tortillas, you’re probably going to run into a fierce debate as to whether to go with flour or corn tortillas. While there is no surefire answer in which one is better, we can at least help steer you towards making a decision the next time you’re wondering which tortilla type to choose.
Corn tortillas have been around longer than flour. Maize has been a staple in Mexico for hundreds of thousands of years, and there is evidence that the Mesoamerican diet involved corn, among other foods. It was during the 1500s that Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés coined the term “tlaxalli” (tortillas) which means “little cakes”. Corn tortillas are the preferred type in the southern area of Mexico. They have texture, they are flavorful, and they are a great complement to whatever filling you use. Additionally, the fact that they’re gluten-free and low in carbs makes them a good choice for those on a diet.
When you need something that offers pliability, flour tortillas are a safe bet, especially when you’re preparing huge tacos with lots of salsa. Flour tortillas are believed to have come about when Spanish missionaries found corn tortillas to be unfit for consumption.
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