It may seem a little bit small, nevertheless, tortillas are the basis of Mexican food and of the Mexican diet. This tiny, round shaped food is a rich capsule of nutrient elements.
Actually prehispanic civilizations had no need of consuming dairy products thanks to the process of “nixtamalización”. This refers to the process by which the corn is cooked with water and lime (calcium oxide).
For starters, 19 grams of delicious corn (the general standard for a single piece), provide 41 calories or 173 kJ.
However, they also provide you 0.17 ounces of fat (0.5 grams), 2.99 ounces of carbohydrates (8.5 grams) and 0.38 ounces of protein (1.1 grams).
And to eliminate the energy it gives to your body you would only need:
Isn’t it wonderful? a tortilla is a nutritious and guiltless pleasure!