This Tortilla Has Just 3 Grams of Carbs and Is Perfect for Your Next Taco Night
Whenever I cook Mexican food, I usually make a burrito bowl to help lower the carbohydrate count of my meal. By eliminating the tortilla, I can instead enjoy more of the delicious filling. But now, a new option from Mr. Tortilla has me rethinking my next taco night.
According to a press release, Mr. Tortilla's new low-carb tortilla is perfect for anyone looking to cut back on carbs. The wheat-flour tortilla contains 3 grams of carbohydrates, 15 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 40 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. If each tortilla has 3 grams of carbs, you may be a little confused with the packaging, which touts them as having 1 net carb. Here's the catch:
A net carb is considered the total number of carbohydrates that your body actually digests. To calculate the net carbs in an ingredient, people use this formula: total carbohydrates - fiber - sugar alcohols = net carbs. (You can read more about net carbs here.)
While counting net carbs may seem appealing, there's very little health benefit. If you're looking to lose weight on a low-carb diet, there are other things you can do, like increasing the amount of fiber you eat. Adding fiber to your diet can help you lose weight and maintain a healthier weight over time.
While you don't need to worry about net carbs, this new tortilla is still a great low-carb option. You can purchase a pack of 24 tortillas from the Mr. Tortilla website. And if you need recipe inspiration, try using the tortillas with our recipes for Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos or Shredded Chicken Tacos.