per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 63.5 g
Proteins 6.4 g
Fats 21.8 g
Water 6.4 g
Sugar 1.5 grams
Fiber 6.7 grams
Starch 54.9 grams
Trans Fats 54.9 grams
Cholesterol 54.9 grams
Ash 1.9 grams


476 Calories per 100g

A tortilla is a thin, flat, round piece of unleavened bread-like dough or batter that is most commonly associated with Mexican cuisine. The tortilla has been around for centuries and has become a staple in Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries worldwide. It is made from wheat or corn flour, which is mixed with water and salt to form a dough that is then rolled into a thin sheet. The sheet of dough is then cooked either on a griddle or a comal – a circular griddle made from clay or cast iron. This type of cooking method is referred to as "nixtamalization," and it helps to bring out the flavor of the dough.

Tortillas come in an array of shapes and sizes and can be used for anything from tacos and burritos, to enchiladas and quesadillas. They make a great base for almost any dish, whether it's savory or sweet. What's more, they are incredibly easy to make at home, either with a tortilla press or simply with a rolling pin.

The traditional tortilla is made with a soft drink called masa harina (corn flour), although many modernized recipes call for a combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and oil. Masa harina is a form of dehydrated masa, which is a dough made from maize that has been soaked, ground, and then processed into a paste. It is usually enriched with vitamins and minerals and contains more fiber than all-purpose flour. Masa harina is available at most grocery stores in either the Latin or Mexican food aisle.

To make the tortilla, you’ll need to mix the masa harina with water and salt, knead it to create a soft dough, and then roll it out into a round shape. Once the dough has been rolled out, it needs to be cooked on a comal or a griddle until both sides of the tortilla appear light golden brown.

Tortillas are also used in a range of other dishes, such as soups, stews and casseroles. They make the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican dish, as they soak up all the flavors and aromas of the other ingredients. In fact, some popular dishes such as chilaquiles and enfrijoladas are made with a base of tortillas.

Tortillas are also incredibly versatile as they can be prepared in a variety of ways. They can be toasted, fried, grilled, or microwaved. They can be served both hot and cold, with a range of fillings such as cheese, beans, vegetables, and meats. The possibilities are endless!

In addition to being tasty and versatile, the tortilla is also incredibly good for you. It’s made from natural ingredients (wheat and/or cornflour) and is high in dietary fiber. What's more, it’s low in fat and calories, making it an ideal choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet.

The tortilla is truly one of the most beloved and iconic foods of Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries. It’s a staple in most households and will continue to be enjoyed for years to come. Whether you’re enjoying it in tacos, soups, casseroles, or straight off the comal – a tortilla is an incredibly tasty and nutritious way to start the day.