Diabetes-Friendly: Tortillas

August 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, tortilllas | Leave a comment
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Another good and informative series of articles from http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
With this one I’ll be posting all their Bread category’s and winners.

Taste-Tested & Diabetes-Friendly

Do you avoid the bread aisle just to escape the confusion felt by so many carb-conscious consumers? It’s true: Bread is a tricky product to buy, especially for people with diabetes. Now you can return to the bread aisle with confidence — thanks to a list of products that recently received the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval. Our staff and dietitians picked through the loaves to find those that met our nutritional guidelines. Next we brought in more than 100 people, including PWDs, to taste the brand-hidden products. The top breads, buns, tortillas, and English muffins were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ seal of approval.

Nutritional Guidelines
Every bread tested had to meet these health requirements per 2 slices, 1 tortilla, or 1 bun:
— 150 calories or less
— 3 g total fat or less
— 1.5 g saturated fat or less
— 0 g trans fat
— 30 g carb or less
— 300 mg sodium or less
— At least 2 g fiber

Tortilla Finalists

The two finalists in the tortilla category were well received by tasters, who rated them on their texture, appearance, and taste.

Archer Farms (Target brand) Whole Wheat Tortilla
Per tortilla: 130 cal., 3 g total fat (1.5 g sat. fat), 220 mg sodium, 23 g carb., 3 g fiber

La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb, High Fiber Large Whole Wheat Tortilla
Per tortilla: 80 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 300 mg sodium, 18 g carb., 12 g fiber

Tortilla Winner

And the winner of the tortilla category is:
Mission Carb Balance Plus! Small/Fajita Whole Wheat Tortilla

Per tortilla: 80 cal., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 220 mg sodium, 12 g carb., 8 g fiber

Taster’s comment: “Best texture. It’s thick but still soft. Awesome flavor!”

Why it won: This tortilla had a nice texture, and tasters felt it would hold up well to being stuffed with fillings without tearing. We like that it has only 12 grams of carb. and 8 grams of fiber per tortilla!

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