Search for “Mexican Restaurant near me” to find California Burritos in Manchester, NH. We serve up a spicy helping of Mexican food and info regarding our top menu choices. As March is National Flour Month, California Burritos is here to talk corn vs. flour–the pros, the cons, and everything in between! Which one is your favorite? Keep reading to learn more about these two types of tortillas!
Corn or Flour?
No taco is complete without a good tortilla, but if you’ve ever wondered which one is best, we’ve got you covered. Both corn and flour tortillas are a staple for all Mexican restaurants, but what are the differences? We can’t say we’re biased to one or the other, but if you have to choose, we’ve compiled a list of pros and cons, so you don’t have to.
Before its counterpart, corn was used to make the flat, edible holder for taco fillings. Sweet and small, this type of tortilla packs a mouth-watering punch. This is because corn tortillas are made with masa harina, a mix of finely ground corn flour and lime.
However, issues that arise due to this mixture include size and durability. Unlike flour, corn tortillas can break quickly, leading to more spills and lost taco filling. For this reason, corn tortillas are made smaller in size for a more sturdy hard or softshell.
Corn tortillas don’t lose their nutritional value because corn does not undergo the same processing treatment as flour. Due to the mixture of corn and lime, corn tortillas also add to your vitamin intake due to lime (Vitamin B). Finally, they are a great choice if you have a gluten allergy or are looking for a low-calorie option.
Next up, we have flour tortillas, a staple in every Mexican restaurant! According to an article from Food & Wine, flour tortillas have long been a staple in Mexico because Spanish colonizers thought corn was an unhealthy choice (and they couldn’t have been more wrong!). Spanish Catholics preferred the flour tortilla for its association with their bread-like Communion, which was given during Catholic Mass.
While corn is now widely considered a much healthier choice than flour, there are still some pros to flour tortillas! Sure, flour is not gluten-free, and it falls flat on the taste barometer. However, the flour tortilla can hold so much taco filling, and that’s something we all love! Fill tacos with loads of meat, salsa, and guac? Yes, please! Where corn falls apart, flour stands as the stable contestant for our customers.
Mexican Restaurants Near Me – Choose Your Taco!
Search “Mexican Restaurants near me,” and you’ll find California Burrito! We have many locations and an abundance of choices for fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine. Not sure which tortilla is best? We can help with that! Either way, you’ll love our ingredients.