If you’re a Mexican cuisine fan then you probably enjoy the taste of a tortilla. Have you ever wondered whether corn or flour tortillas are the best choice? While many of us pay attention to the tortilla fillings like how much cheese, beans or cream is used, we often fail to take into account whether corn or flour is the best way to go.
Let’s kick things off with flour tortillas. True to their name, these tortillas use white flour which packs plenty of protein. These tortillas tend to be larger than their corn cousins, allowing you to add more ingredients to the filling. Flour is also rich in iron as well as in calcium, the latter helping keep the bones strong and healthy.
Corn is often deemed a whole grain, meaning it has nutritional value. On top of that, corn has magnesium which assists with type 2 diabetes, regulating blood pressure, and may even help fight the effects of depression. Furthermore, corn has fiber, which lowers blood sugar levels and also assists with bowel movements. Corn tortillas have less fat plus fewer carbs and calories than flour tortillas. However, corn tortillas may bot pack the same level of protein as flour tortillas.
Now that you have a basic idea of what flour and corn tortillas are all about, you can make an informed decision on which one works best for your next tortilla meal.
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