Flour or Corn Tortilla’s
It doesn’t matter how many years we’ve been in business–we are always asked which type of tortilla we prefer. Some people are die-hard flour tortilla fans. They think that flour tortillas are the perfect container for all sorts of yummy food. However, we also have a lot of customers who swear by the corn tortillas, saying they are the most authentic, and most flavorful of all of the tortillas. So which tortilla should you pick? Here’s some information on one of the mainstays of Mexican food.
Flour vs. Corn
Corn tortillas are the older of the two tortillas. Corn tortillas have been around at least since 10,000 BC, and Hernando DeSoto named them tortillas–or little cakes–in Spanish. Flour tortillas didn’t happen until the Spanish Inquisition when Jews from Spain emigrated to Mexico in the early 16th century.
Corn tortillas are made by soaking corn in water and then making a corn-water mixture. Corn tortillas are sturdy and full of flavor, but you can’t fill them too full. Try them as taquitos, tortilla chips, and enchiladas. Flour tortillas are stretchier, and they are sturdier. However, many people think that flour tortillas are not as flavorful. Flour tortillas are great for burritos, tostadas, tacos, and fajitas.
Many people like corn tortillas because they have fewer calories than flour tortillas do. They have less fat and less sugar as well. Corn tortillas are whole grain, which means no refined sugar and no bleached flour. All good news. Flour tortillas use white flour (bleached) and some tortillas use sugar as well. Corn tortillas have more magnesium and fiber, but flour tortillas have more protein, iron, and calcium. Whichever type of tortilla you choose, you are sure to enjoy your meal.
If you are hungering for a tortilla, whether it’s flour or corn, don’t be afraid to come by and see us at 8389 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34238. You can call us at 941.217.4536.