The corn tortilla, has been a staple food in North American and Mesoamerican cultures since pre-Columbian times. It predates the alternative wheat flour version of the tortilla (tortilla de harina or tortilla de trigo) in all such cultures, as wheat was not grown in the Americas prior to European contact.
In Aztec times, two or three corn tortillas would be eaten with each meal – either plain or dipped in mole or a chili pepper sauce. Tortillas were also sold at Aztec marketplaces filled with turkey meat, beans, honey, cactus fruit and chili pepper.
Over the last few years, tortilla options at the grocery store have increased a lot. If you’ve already decided to go with corn tortillas over flour tortillas, you’ve still got to choose between two kinds, namely white and yellow corn tortillas. So what’s the difference?
The finely ground corn, or masa harina — including a white or yellow variety – results in a white or yellow tortilla. Whether you buy them or make them at home, both have a chewy texture and a delicious corn taste. But there’s more than colour that is different about these two types of corn tortillas.
White corn tend to be softer with a more tender texture. They also have a higher moisture content, which makes them more pliable and flexible for wraps and burritos. These corn tortillas can be easily rolled and folded without cracking or breaking, which is ideal for enchiladas and flautas.
Our white corn tortillas are made from quality white corn kernels which are ground and then flattened into tortillas. White corn tortillas are a delightfully traditional tortilla, reflecting true Mexican cuisine and has that rich corn taste with every bite!
Our tortillas also come frozen, so they last longer and remain fresh and delicious. All you need to do is defrost your tortillas and they are ready to reheat and cook with.
Take a look at our white corn tortilla page and the rest of our tortilla range today!