Which is the better choice: corn or flour tortillas?
Asked by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 in Nutrition




Answer

A side-by-side comparison of an equal weight of corn tortilla and white flour tortilla shows that the corn tortilla is a bit more nutritious.  For twice as many tortillas (two instead of one), the corn tortilla has fewer calories, less sodium and more fiber, which would make a nutritional difference for the everyday tortilla eater; however, for the occasional tortilla eater, the difference is only minor.  Also, these differences may not hold true across brands and so it's best to check individual labels, and besides corn and white flour tortillas, you can buy whole wheat tortilla and multi-grain.


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