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Mission Plus 96 % Fat Free Burrito Tortillas Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Nov 9, 2010
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I normally seek out whole-wheat bread products, and tortillas are no exception. However, I've never been able to locate burrito-sized whole-wheat tortillas. My local grocery store does, however, stock Mission 96% Fat Free Large/Burrito Tortillas, which boasts Omega-3 fatty acids from added flaxseed. While not necessarily as healthy as whole-wheat I figured they'd be my best and most readily-available choice.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 tortilla (67 grams)
Calories: 180
Total Fat: 2.5 grams, 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams, 3%
Sodium: 450, 19%
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Fiber: 5 grams, 20%
Sugars: 2 grams
Protein: 5 grams

I wanted to get a good taste of tortilla before I added other ingredients, so I heated a tortilla in a skillet on my stove-top, and ate it simply with a little butter spread on it. The tortillas are a bit doughy, a little sweet, and pretty good - not necessarily restaurant quality, but pretty good for store-bought. They're equally good made into a wrap, burrito, or quesadilla. I personally mixed drained low-sodium black beans with some reduced-fat Colby jack and a chopped chipotle in adobo. A little sour cream and guacamole on top - Yum!

Each tortilla provides 180 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat, 0.5 grams of which is saturated, 19% of the DV for sodium (450 mg), 5 grams of fiber (20% of the DV), 2 grams of sugars and 5 grams of protein. I have no idea why the sodium is so high - there's soups available with less soup per serving!

The ingredients list starts with enriched bleached wheat flour - but all natural it's not and partially hydrogenated oil makes an appearance (although not enough for there to be trans fat on the label). A package of 8 Mission Plus 96 % Fat Free Burrito Tortillas cost me $2.19, which is a very reasonable price for the amount you're getting.

I enjoyed these quite a bit, but the presence of hydrogenated oil makes me think twice. I'll be trying to find an alternative. Any recommendations?

{Website: Mission Tortillas}

Rating
Taste: 4.5
Nutrition: 3.5
Price: 5
Overall: 3.5
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