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Kitchen Dictionary: tortilla

Pronounced: tohr-TEE-yuh


From Mexico, an unleavened, round, flat bread resembling a very thin pancake. Tortillas can be made from corn flour (masa) or wheat flour, but they are always baked on a griddle. Tortillas can be eaten plain or wrapped around various fillings. Tortillas are the base for burritos, tacos and a multitude of other dishes. Both corn and flour tortillas are sold prepackaged in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets. In Spain the word tortilla refers to a thin omelet, the tradition version of which contains potatoes and Spanish onions.

plural: tortillas

Ethnicity: Mexican Ingredient

Season: available year-round

More Tortilla Recipes
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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 tortilla
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 52
Calories from Fat 6 (11%)
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 1.4g 2%

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