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Flour Vs Corn: Which is the healthier tortilla?

May 16, 2022

Flour or corn tortillas? You know which one is your favorite. But which one is better for you? Check out our head-to-head (or grain-to-grain) comparison in 5 key areas to see which tortilla is the best choice for you!


When it comes to calories, wheat flour tortillas have almost twice that of corn tortillas because it has a higher saturated fat and carb count.


Corn beats out flour — containing way more of the healthy fiber your body needs, like more than double!


Corn tortillas may provide less calcium than their wheat flour amigos, but corn has more vitamin A and vitamin C (wheat flour tortillas have zero). 

Whole Grains: 

Unless you’re buying specialty whole-grain flour tortillas, corn easily beat out flour tortillas when it comes to whole grains, which are not only healthier in general, but also help with reducing blood sugar spikes. 


Wheat flour contains gluten, which definitely makes for a sturdier delivery device for your taco fillings, but if you’re gluten-sensitive or gluten-intolerant, 100% corn tortillas are a great choice. 


Looks like the clear winner for the healthiest tortilla goes to corn!! Well done! 

What’s your favorite healthy hack using corn tortillas? Let us know in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! 


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