Tortillas de Nixtamal
At Margarita’s Tortilla Factory, we still make our N-GMO Verified corn tortillas the Aztec way: by cooking and steeping the corn in alkaline water, then washing it to remove some of its skin. This process is over 3,500 years old, and it still can’t be beaten.
Corn tortillas made this way have a taste like no other food on Earth. Our tortillas are not spongy and sour, nor are they dry and stiff like the store-bought ones you are accustomed to. Instead, our corn tortillas feel slightly toasted outside but still tender inside. You can taste and smell the sweetness of the corn.
And, of course, corn tortillas made the Aztec way, like Margarita’s tortillas, are much healthier for you.
Corn’s bound niacin is converted to free niacin, making it available for absorption into the body.
Alkalinity improves the balance among essential amino acids, making more protein available.
Corn treated this way is rich in calcium, iron, copper, and zinc. In fact, the corn has 750% more calcium than usual!
This process eliminates the nasty aflatoxins from corn fungus.
Minimally rinsing the corn, Margarita’s Stone Ground Corn tortillas contain more nutrients and B vitamins compared to grocery store tortillas.
Best of all, our corn tortillas won’t disintegrate. Get ready for tacos and enchiladas that don’t fall apart when you serve them!
Corn, water, trace of lime.
Storage and Handling
Keep tortillas in a cool dry place.
Place on a comal or skillet, at 350 degrees F, for five seconds and turn and warm for another five seconds. Alternatively, wrap tortillas in a damp cloth or paper towel and microwave for five seconds.
This product is free of preservatives so, please Keep Refrigerated.
Refrigerated – up to four weeks
Frozen – six months