Frequently Asked Questions

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Everything you need to know about Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas.

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Whether you’re curious about the nutritional content of our tortillas, looking for cooking tips, or have inquiries about dietary concerns, you’ll find it all here. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Feel free to reach out to our dedicated customer support team via the contact information. We’re committed to assisting you in any way we can.
How to fold, roll, or wrap a burrito?

Folding a burrito involves a specific technique to ensure that the filling stays securely inside the tortilla.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fold a burrito:

How to fold a burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Place the filling in the center: Start by spooning your desired filling (such as rice, beans, meat, and toppings) onto the center of the tortilla, leaving some empty space at the edges.
How to fold a burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Fold the bottom edge: Fold the bottom edge of the tortilla up and over the filling, tucking it in tightly. This helps hold the filling in place.
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Fold in the sides: Fold in the left and right sides of the tortilla towards the center. Make sure the sides overlap the folded bottom edge.

How to fold a wrap with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Roll it up: Begin rolling the burrito from the bottom edge, tucking in the sides as you go. Roll it up tightly, applying gentle pressure to compress the filling.

By following these steps, you should be able to fold a burrito neatly and securely. Practice makes perfect, so don’t worry if it takes a few tries to get the technique just right.

How to fold a wrap?

To fold an open-ended wrap, such as a tortilla wrap or a sandwich wrap, you can follow these steps:

How to fold an open burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Prepare your fillings: Place your desired fillings in the center of the wrap, leaving some space at the edges.
How to fold an open burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Fold one side over the fillings: Take one side of the wrap and fold it over the fillings, covering them halfway.
How to fold an open burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Fold the bottom edge up: Fold the bottom edge of the wrap up towards the center, covering the fillings. Make sure it is snugly tucked underneath the fillings.
How to fold an open burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Fold the remaining side over: Take the other side of the wrap and fold it over the fillings, covering the folded bottom edge. This will create a pocket and enclose the fillings.
How to fold, roll, or wrap a burrito with Maria and Ricardo's Tortillas
Roll it up: Starting from the folded side, tightly roll the wrap upwards, continuing to secure the fillings inside. Roll it as tightly as possible without tearing the wrap.
By following these steps, you should be able to fold an open-ended wrap, ensuring that the fillings are contained within the wrap. Remember to adjust the size and position of the fillings to make the folding process easier and more manageable.
How to heat or warm corn tortillas?

To heat corn tortillas, there are a few methods you can use depending on your preference and the equipment you have available:

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Heat Corn Tortillas in Stovetop
Heat a dry skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Place the corn tortilla directly on the hot surface and cook for 15 to 30 seconds on each side until it becomes pliable and slightly toasted. Flip as needed to heat both sides evenly.

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Heat Corn Tortillas in Oven
Preheat your oven to around 350°F (175°C). Wrap a stack of corn tortillas in aluminum foil, creating a sealed packet. Place the foil packet in the preheated oven and heat for about 10-15 minutes until the tortillas are warmed through and soft.

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Heat Corn Tortillas in Microwave
Wrap a few corn tortillas in a damp paper towel or cloth and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for about 20-30 seconds until they are heated through and pliable. Be careful not to overheat them, as they can become rubbery.

Whichever method you choose, it’s important to keep the tortillas covered or wrapped in a clean kitchen towel or tortilla warmer to keep them warm and pliable until serving. This helps prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle.

How to heat or warm flour tortillas?

To heat flour tortillas, there are a few methods you can use depending on your preference and the equipment you have available:

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Heat Flour Tortillas in Stovetop
Heat a dry skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Place the flour tortilla directly on the hot surface and cook for about 10-15 seconds on each side until it becomes warm and slightly toasted. Flip as needed to heat both sides evenly. You can also use a little bit of oil or cooking spray to lightly coat the skillet or tortilla for added flavor and texture.

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Heat Flour Tortillas in Oven
Preheat your oven to around 350°F (175°C). Wrap a stack of flour tortillas in aluminum foil, creating a sealed packet. Place the foil packet in the preheated oven and heat for about 10-15 minutes until the tortillas are warmed through and soft.

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Heat Flour Tortillas in Microwave
Wrap a few flour tortillas in a damp paper towel or cloth and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for about 20-30 seconds until they are heated through and pliable. Be careful not to overheat them, as they can become tough or rubbery.

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Heat Flour Tortillas in Steam
If you prefer softer, more pliable tortillas, you can stack them and wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped tortillas in a steamer basket or colander and steam them over simmering water for a few minutes until they become warm and flexible.

Remember to keep the heated tortillas covered or wrapped in a clean kitchen towel or tortilla warmer to retain their warmth and prevent them from drying out. This will help keep them soft and ready for serving.

What is the recommended way to heat corn tortillas for mexican authenticity?

The best way to heat corn tortillas is through direct stovetop heating.

1 Heat a dry skillet or griddle over medium-high heat until it becomes hot. Preheating the skillet is essential for even heating.
2 Place a corn tortilla directly on the hot skillet. Allow it to cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side. The tortilla will start to become more pliable and slightly toasted. Flip it as needed to heat both sides evenly.
3 Optional: If desired, you can lightly brush each side of the tortilla with a small amount of oil or cooking spray to enhance its flavor and texture. This step is not necessary but can add some extra richness.
4 Once heated, transfer the tortilla to a clean kitchen towel or tortilla warmer. Fold the towel over the tortilla to keep it warm and soft. This step is crucial to retain heat and prevent the tortilla from drying out.
5 Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas, heating them individually or in small batches.

By following these steps, you can heat corn tortillas to make them pliable, warm, and ready to be used in various traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, or quesadillas. The stovetop method provides direct heat, allowing the tortillas to retain their texture and flavor.

How many calories are in a tortilla?

The number of calories in a tortilla can vary depending on its size, thickness, ingredients and flour type. On average, a plain, standard-sized corn tortilla (approximately 6 inches in diameter) typically contains around 50-60 calories. While a flour tortilla of similar size usually ranges from 90 to 120 calories. It’s worth noting that these calorie estimates are general averages, and the actual calorie content can vary depending on the specific brand or recipe.

Here are the calories for our Maria & Ricardo’s Tortillas

Original

White Flour Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

130 calories per tortilla

Original

White Corn Tortillas

Fajita Size

110 calories per tortilla

Original

Whole Wheat Plus Tortillas

Fajita Size

45 calories per tortilla

Original

Soft Corn & Wheat Tortillas

Fajita Size

90 calories per tortilla

Original

Whole Wheat Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

140 calories per tortilla

Original

Spinach Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

130 calories per tortilla

Original

White Flour Burrito Tortillas

Burrito Size

230 calories per tortilla

Organic

White Flour Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

120 calories per tortilla

Organic

Whole Wheat Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

130 calories per tortilla

Organic

Yellow Corn Tortillas

Fajita Size

60 calories per tortilla

Organic

Sprouted Grain Tortillas

Fajita Size

110 calories per tortilla

Almond Flour

Sea Salt Tortillas

Regular Size

160 calories per tortilla

Almond Flour

Everything Tortillas

Regular Size

160 calories per tortilla

Almond Flour

Flax & Seeds Tortillas

Regular Size

160 calories per tortilla

Gluten Free

Quinoa Flour Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

120 calories per tortilla

Gluten Free

Sweet Potato Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

110 calories per tortilla

Gluten Free

Cauliflower Tortillas

Soft Taco Size

120 calories per tortilla

Homestyle

Corn & Wheat Tortillas

Fajita Size

90 calories per tortilla

Always check a product’s nutrition label for accurate information.
How many carbs do corn tortillas have?

The number of carbs in corn tortillas can vary depending on their size and brand. On average, a small corn tortilla (about 6 inches in diameter) contains approximately 10-15 grams of carbohydrates. However, it’s important to note that these values may differ slightly between manufacturers and tortilla recipes.

Here are the carbs for our Maria & Ricardo’s Corn Tortillas

 

Original

White Corn

Fajita Size

22g carbs per tortilla

Original

Soft Corn & Wheat

Fajita Size

16g carbs per tortilla

Organic

Yellow Corn

Fajita Size

11g carbs per tortilla

Homestyle

Corn & Wheat

Fajita Size

13g carbs per tortilla

It’s always a good idea to check the nutrition label or consult the specific product’s information for accurate carb content.
Are corn tortillas high in carbs?

As per FDA, there is not an official claim to define high in carbs, therefore we recommend to take a look at the nutritional panel of each product to define if the amount of carbs in the corn tortillas fits your needs.

Corn tortillas do contain carbohydrates, but the exact amount can vary depending on the size and thickness of the tortilla. On average, a typical small corn tortilla (about 6 inches in diameter) contains around 10-15 grams of carbohydrates. This carbohydrate content mainly comes from the corn masa or corn flour used to make the tortilla.

It’s important to note that corn tortillas are generally considered to have a lower carbohydrate content compared to flour tortillas. They also tend to have a lower glycemic index, which means they have a slower impact on blood sugar levels compared to higher-carb options.

If you are following a specific diet or monitoring your carbohydrate intake, it’s always a good idea to check the nutrition label or consult the specific product’s information for precise carbohydrate content. Additionally, different varieties of corn tortillas, such as those made with nixtamalized corn or whole-grain corn, may have slightly different nutritional profiles.

How many carbs do flour tortillas have?

Carbs in flour tortillas can vary depending on their size, thickness, and specific recipe. On average, a standard-sized flour tortilla (approximately 6 inches in diameter) contains around 20-30 grams of carbohydrates. Though, different varieties of flour tortillas, such as whole wheat or low-carb options, may have different carbohydrate counts.

Here are the calories for our Maria & Ricardo’s Flour Tortillas

 

Original

White Flour

Soft Taco Size

22g carbs per tortilla

Original

Whole Wheat Plus

Fajita Size

10g carbs per tortilla

Original

Soft Corn & Wheat

Fajita Size

16g carbs per tortilla

Original

Whole Wheat

Soft Taco Size

24g carbs per tortilla

Original

Spinach

Soft Taco Size

22g carbs per tortilla

Original

White Flour Burrito

Burrito Size

35g carbs per tortilla

Organic

White Flour

Soft Taco Size

20g carbs per tortilla

Organic

Whole Wheat

Soft Taco Size

22g carbs per tortilla

Organic

Sprouted Grain

Fajita Size

16g carbs per tortilla

Almond Flour

Sea Salt

Regular Size

4g carbs per tortilla

Almond Flour

"Everything"

Regular Size

4g carbs per tortilla

Almond Flour

Flax & Seeds

Regular Size

4g carbs per tortilla

Homestyle

Corn & Wheat

Fajita Size

13g carbs per tortilla

It’s important to note that these values can differ between brands and product recipes. Therefore, It’s always recommended to check the nutrition label or consult the specific product’s information for accurate carb content.
Are there zero carb tortillas?

There aren’t tortillas with zero carbohydrates. However, there are some tortilla options that have zero or very low net carbs (net carbs = Carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) and they may still contain trace amounts of carbohydrates or have carbohydrate substitutes such as fiber or sugar alcohols.

These tortillas are typically made with alternative ingredients and methods to reduce carbohydrates. Instead of traditional flours, most use ingredients such as almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk, or other low-carb alternatives. The taste, texture, and overall quality of these tortillas may differ from traditional tortillas made with corn or wheat flour.

Maria & Ricardo’s offers their Tortillas made with almond flour, any of our 3 flavors, have only 4 Net Carbs per tortilla.

If you’re specifically looking for no-carb or low-carb tortillas, it’s best to check product labels and choose tortillas that meet your dietary preferences and needs.

Do tortillas have zero net carb?

While traditional tortillas made from corn or wheat flour contain carbohydrates, there are some specialty tortillas available that are marketed as having “zero net carbs” or very low in carbohydrates. These tortillas are typically made with alternative ingredients that are low in carbohydrates or high in fiber.

It’s important to note that the term “net carbs” refers to the total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber and sugar alcohols, as these components have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Tortillas marketed as “zero net carbs” often use ingredients such as coconut flour, almond flour, psyllium husk, or other low-carb substitutes to reduce the overall carbohydrate content.

Maria & Ricardo’s offers their Tortillas made with almond flour, any of our 3 flavors, have only 4 Net Carbs per tortilla.

It’s crucial to carefully read the nutrition labels and ingredient lists of these specialty tortillas, as some may still contain trace amounts of carbohydrates or use sugar substitutes that affect blood sugar levels differently for each individual. The specific carbohydrate content can vary depending on the brand and recipe.

If you have specific dietary requirements or are following a low-carb or ketogenic diet, it’s recommended to review the nutrition information and consult with a healthcare professional or dietitian to ensure the tortillas align with your dietary goals.

Do corn tortillas have gluten?

Traditional corn tortillas are typically gluten-free. Corn is a gluten-free grain, which means that tortillas made 100% from corn flour do not contain gluten. 

It’s important to note that some products or brands of corn tortillas may be produced alongside other products that contain gluten. Therefore, there may be a risk of cross-contamination. 

If you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, make sure the corn tortillas you choose are certified gluten-free corn tortillas to ensure they are safe for your specific needs.

Maria & Ricardo’s Certified Gluten Free Corn Tortillas
Original White Corn Tortillas
Original White Corn Tortillas
Originals Yellow Corn Fajita Tortillas
Organic Yellow Corn Tortillas

Maria & Ricardo’s Soft Yellow Corn Tortillas are NOT gluten free, as the recipe contains both yellow corn and white flour.

Which are the best gluten free corn tortillas brands?

Maria & Ricardo’s is among the top gluten free corn tortilla brands in the market.

Maria & Ricardo’s gluten-free corn tortillas are made with carefully selected corn flour and are certified gluten-free, making them a safe option for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. We pride ourselves on delivering the traditional taste and texture of corn tortillas while ensuring they are free from gluten.

Maria & Ricardo’s brand stands out for its commitment to quality ingredients and our understanding of the importance of gluten-free options. Our gluten-free corn tortillas not only provide a convenient and delicious choice for those seeking gluten-free alternatives but are also widely available in retailers throughout the US.

With a delicious taste and authentic texture, Maria & Ricardo’s gluten free corn tortillas are a perfect fit for those with gluten sensitivities.

Are all tortillas vegan?

Tortillas can be both vegan and non-vegan, depending on the specific recipe and ingredients used.

Traditional corn tortillas made with 100% corn flour and water are generally considered vegan since they do not contain animal-derived ingredients.

However, some brands or flour tortilla products can vary. Some flour tortillas are made with simple vegan ingredients like flour, water, salt, and vegetable oil. These types of flour tortillas are typically vegan-friendly. But, certain flour tortillas may contain non-vegan ingredients such as lard or dairy products like milk or butter. These types of tortillas would not be considered vegan.

All of Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas are 100% vegan.

To ensure that tortillas are vegan, it’s best to check the ingredient list or look for specifically labeled vegan tortillas that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.

Are corn tortillas vegan?

Corn tortillas are generally considered vegan.
The basic ingredients used to make corn tortillas are corn masa or corn flour, which are derived from corn kernels, and water. These ingredients are plant-based and do not come from animal sources. Therefore, corn tortillas are typically suitable for a vegan diet.

All of Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas are 100% vegan.

Some brands or products may contain additional ingredients that might not be vegan. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to check the ingredient list or look for specifically labeled vegan corn tortillas to ensure they align with your dietary preferences.

Are flour tortillas vegan?

Flour tortillas can be vegan or non-vegan, depending on the specific recipe and ingredients used.

Some flour tortillas such as Maria & Ricardo’s are made with simple vegan ingredients like flour, water, salt, and vegetable oil instead of animal-based fats. Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas provide a suitable choice for individuals following a vegan lifestyle.

But other commercially produced flour tortillas may contain non-vegan ingredients like lard (rendered pork fat) or dairy products. Therefore, it’s always advisable to check the ingredient list or look for specifically labeled vegan flour tortillas to ensure they align with your dietary preferences.

Are Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas vegan?

Yes. All of Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas are vegan.

What are tortillas made of?

The ingredients used to make tortillas can vary depending on the type of tortilla (corn or flour), regional variations and even flavors. Most tortillas are made out of Wheat Flour or Corn Flour. Lately, there has been more options for tortillas such as tortillas made with almond flour, quinoa flour and other gluten free grains.

Here are the main ingredients for each type:
Corn tortillas
Traditional corn tortillas are made primarily from masa, which is a special type of corn flour. Masa is made from dried corn kernels that have been treated with an alkaline solution, such as lime water, through a process called nixtamalization. This process softens the corn and makes its nutrients more accessible. Water is then added to the masa to form a dough, which is then pressed or rolled into flat circles and cooked on a griddle or comal.
Flour tortillas
Flour tortillas are made using wheat flour, water, fat (such as lard, shortening, or oil), salt, and sometimes baking powder. The ingredients are mixed to form a dough, which is then kneaded and rolled out into thin circles. The flour tortillas are cooked on a griddle or skillet until they are slightly puffed and cooked through.

Additionally, there are now alternative versions available, such as whole wheat, gluten-free, or low-carb tortillas, which may use different flours or ingredients to cater to specific dietary needs or preferences.

Which are best, corn tortillas or flour tortillas?

The choice between corn tortillas and flour tortillas ultimately depends on personal preference and dietary considerations.

Here are some factors to consider:
Taste and Texture
Corn tortillas have a distinct corn flavor and a slightly denser texture compared to flour tortillas. They can be more crumbly and have a slightly chewy consistency. Flour tortillas, on the other hand, have a milder taste and a softer, more pliable texture.
Authenticity
Corn tortillas are the traditional choice for many Mexican and Central American dishes, so if you’re aiming for an authentic taste, corn tortillas may be preferred in those contexts.
Gluten-Free
Corn tortillas are inherently gluten-free, making them a suitable option for individuals with gluten intolerances or celiac disease. Flour tortillas, being made from wheat flour, contain gluten.
Versatility
Flour tortillas are generally more versatile and can be used in a wide variety of dishes beyond Mexican cuisine. They are commonly used for wraps, burritos, quesadillas, and more, while corn tortillas are typically used for tacos, enchiladas, and similar dishes.
Nutritional Profile
Corn tortillas tend to be lower in calories and fat compared to flour tortillas. They also contain more fiber and have a lower glycemic index. However, whole wheat or low-carb flour tortillas can provide a higher fiber content compared to regular white flour tortillas.

Ultimately, the “best” choice depends on personal taste, dietary restrictions, and the specific dish you’re preparing. It can be enjoyable to experiment with both types and determine which one you prefer for different culinary applications.

How do you store tortillas?

To store tortillas and keep them fresh, follow these guidelines:

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Unopened Tortillas
If the tortillas are in an unopened package, store them in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, at room temperature. Keep them away from direct sunlight, heat sources, or moisture. It’s best to follow the storage instructions provided on the packaging.
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Opened Tortillas
Once the package is opened, it’s important to prevent the tortillas from drying out or becoming stale. Place the remaining tortillas in an airtight container or resealable bag. This helps maintain their moisture and freshness. You can also wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
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Refrigeration
For longer storage of opened tortillas, you can refrigerate them. Place the tortillas in an airtight container or resealable bag, and store them in the refrigerator. Refrigeration helps prolong their shelf life by keeping them cool and preventing moisture loss. However, note that refrigeration may slightly change the texture of the tortillas, making them slightly stiffer. Before using refrigerated tortillas, you may want to bring them to room temperature or gently warm them.
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Freezing
If you want to store tortillas for an extended period, freezing is an excellent option. Wrap the tortillas tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place them in a resealable freezer bag. Proper wrapping helps prevent freezer burn and maintain their quality. Frozen tortillas can last for up to 3 months. To use them, thaw them in the refrigerator or at room temperature before reheating or using them in your desired recipes.

Remember to always check the specific storage instructions on the packaging or consult the manufacturer’s recommendations for any specific guidance. Proper storage helps maintain the freshness and quality of tortillas, ensuring they are ready for delicious meals whenever you need them.

How long do tortillas last?

The shelf life of tortillas can vary depending on various factors such as the type of tortilla (corn or flour), whether they are homemade or store-bought, and how they are stored. A tortilla with artificial preservatives can last up to 120 days in room temperature, while a tortilla with clean label preservatives can last up to 35 days in refrigeration.

Here are some general guidelines:
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Store-bought Tortillas
Unopened store-bought tortillas typically have a longer shelf life due to their packaging. Typically, they can last for about 1-2 weeks in the pantry or cupboard at room temperature. However, it’s always best to check the “Best By” or expiration date printed on the package for more specific information.
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Opened Tortillas
Once the package is opened, the tortillas should be consumed within a few days for the best quality. It’s recommended to store them in a resealable bag or airtight container to help maintain freshness. Refrigerating opened tortillas can help extend their shelf life for an additional few days.
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Homemade Tortillas
Homemade tortillas generally have a shorter shelf life compared to store-bought ones. They are best consumed within a day or two of preparation for optimal taste and texture. However, you can store homemade tortillas in the refrigerator for a few extra days or freeze them for longer-term storage.

It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and the shelf life can vary depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, and the specific ingredients used. Always use your best judgment and rely on visual and sensory cues like mold, texture, and smell to determine if tortillas are still safe to consume.

How long do corn tortillas last?

Corn tortillas can typically last for several weeks if stored properly. The exact shelf life can vary based on factors such as the manufacturing process, packaging, and storage conditions as well as the brand and the ingredients it uses.

Here are some general guidelines:
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Unopened Corn Tortillas
If the package of corn tortillas is unopened, it can be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, at room temperature. In such conditions, they can usually stay fresh for about 1 to 2 weeks past the “Best By” or expiration date printed on the package, though we recommend it not going past it.
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Opened Corn Tortillas
Once the package of corn tortillas is opened, their shelf life decreases. To maintain their freshness, it’s advisable to store them in an airtight container or resealable bag. This helps prevent them from drying out or becoming stale. Refrigerating opened corn tortillas can extend their shelf life for an additional few days.

It’s worth noting that the texture and quality of corn tortillas may degrade over time, even if they are within their expiration date. Signs of spoilage include mold growth, off odors, or significant changes in texture. Therefore, always use your judgment and inspect the tortillas visually and by smell before consuming.

For longer-term storage, corn tortillas can also be frozen. When properly wrapped and stored in the freezer, they can last for up to 3 months without significant loss in quality. Thaw frozen corn tortillas in the refrigerator or at room temperature before using them.

How long do flour tortillas last?

Flour tortillas typically have a longer shelf life compared to corn tortillas due to their ingredients and preparation process.

Here are some general guidelines:
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Unopened Flour Tortillas
If the package of flour tortillas is unopened, it can be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, at room temperature. In such conditions, they can usually stay fresh for about 1 to 2 weeks past the “Best By” or expiration date printed on the package.
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Opened Flour Tortillas
Once the package of flour tortillas is opened, their shelf life decreases. To maintain their freshness, it’s advisable to store them in an airtight container or resealable bag. This helps prevent them from drying out or becoming stale. Refrigerating opened flour tortillas can extend their shelf life for an additional few days.

As with any food product, it’s important to use your judgment and inspect the tortillas visually and by smell before consuming. If you notice any signs of mold, off odors, or significant changes in texture, it’s best to discard them.

For longer-term storage, flour tortillas can also be frozen. When properly wrapped and stored in the freezer, they can last for up to 3 months without significant loss in quality. Thaw frozen flour tortillas in the refrigerator or at room temperature before using them.

Keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and the shelf life can vary depending on various factors such as the specific brand, manufacturing process, ingredients and storage conditions. Always check the product “Best by” date before consuming.

Do corn tortillas go bad?

Yes, corn tortillas can go bad if not stored properly or if they are past their expiration date. Like any food product, corn tortillas can spoil over time and become unsafe to consume. Signs of spoilage include mold growth, off odors, significant changes in texture, or an unpleasant taste.

To prevent corn tortillas from going bad, it’s important to store them correctly. Unopened packages should be kept in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, at room temperature. Once opened, it’s best to transfer the tortillas to an airtight container or resealable bag to maintain freshness. Refrigerating opened corn tortillas can also help extend their shelf life for a few more days.
However, even with proper storage, corn tortillas have a limited shelf life. It’s essential to check the “Best By” or expiration date printed on the package and use them within that time frame. If the tortillas show any signs of spoilage, it’s best to discard them to avoid the risk of foodborne illness.

Always trust your senses and inspect the tortillas visually and by smell before consuming them. If in doubt, it’s better to be safe and discard any corn tortillas that appear to be spoiled.

Do flour tortillas go bad?

Yes, flour tortillas can go bad if not stored properly or if they are past their expiration date. Like any food product, flour tortillas can spoil over time and become unsafe to consume. Signs of spoilage include mold growth, off odors, significant changes in texture, or an unpleasant taste.

To prevent flour tortillas from going bad, it’s important to store them correctly. Unopened packages should be kept in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, at room temperature. Once opened, it’s best to transfer the tortillas to an airtight container or resealable bag to maintain freshness. Refrigerating opened flour tortillas can also help extend their shelf life for a few more days.

However, even with proper storage, corn tortillas have a limited shelf life. It’s essential to check the “Best By” or expiration date printed on the package and use them within that time frame. If the tortillas show any signs of spoilage, it’s best to discard them to avoid the risk of foodborne illness.

Always trust your senses and inspect the tortillas visually and by smell before consuming them. If in doubt, it’s better to be safe and discard any corn tortillas that appear to be spoiled.

Can tortillas be frozen?

Absolutely! Maria & Ricardo’s tortillas can be frozen without issues.
Freezing tortillas is an excellent method to prolong their shelf life. If the package is unopened, it can be conveniently stored in the freezer until needed.

To prevent freezer burn, it’s essential to tightly seal the tortillas in their original packaging before freezing them.

When you plan to use the frozen tortillas, it’s recommended to gradually bring them back to room temperature. It’s best to transfer the package to the refrigerator overnight and then take them out approximately 30 minutes before use to allow them to reach room temperature.

Can you freeze flour tortillas?

Yes, you can freeze flour tortillas. Freezing can help extend the shelf life of flour tortillas and preserve their quality for future use.
Most flour tortillas can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months without a significant loss in quality. When you’re ready to use them, simply thaw the tortillas at room temperature or in the refrigerator before reheating or using in your desired recipe.

Can you freeze corn tortillas?

Yes, you can freeze corn tortillas. Freezing can help extend the shelf life of flour tortillas and preserve their quality for future use.

Most corn tortillas can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months without a significant loss in quality. When you’re ready to use them, simply thaw the tortillas at room temperature or in the refrigerator before reheating or using in your desired recipe.

If using half the package should I freeze the rest for later?

The decision to freeze the remaining portion depends on the duration of time you plan to store it.
If you anticipate storing it for approximately a week or beyond the “Best By” date, it would be advisable to freeze it. In most cases, refrigeration should be sufficient to preserve the product until its next use. Unopened packages can be conveniently stored in the freezer until needed. However, once the product is thawed, it should be consumed within the same day.