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Calories in a Torta

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Carly Schuna is a Wisconsin-based professional writer, editor and copy editor/proofreader. She has worked with hundreds of pieces of fiction, nonfiction, children's literature, feature stories and corporate content. Her expertise on food, cooking, nutrition and fitness information comes from years of in-depth study on those and other health topics.
Calories in a Torta
A single torta may contain more than 700 calories. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

“Torta” is a Spanish word that translates literally to “cake,” although a torta can be anything from a flatbread to a wedding cake to a sandwich, depending on the region in which it’s found. In Mexico, a torta commonly refers to a type of sandwich that’s similar to a pannini, and it may feature meat, veggies, eggs or other ingredients.

Calories and Components

The main event in a typical torta is the meat, which is usually beef, chicken or chorizo. Along with veggies, such as tomatoes, onions, avocados and peppers, the meat is stuffed into a soft white roll, which has about 220 calories. Depending on the fillings you choose, the calorie count of a torta can vary widely.

Restaurant Tortas

Roberto’s Mexican Food, a California-based taco shop and Mexican eatery, offers tortas in several flavors, filled with beef, chicken or chorizo. The shredded beef torta is the lightest, with about 375 calories in a serving of 315 grams. The version with the most calories is the chorizo, which packs more than 775 calories into a 375-gram serving.

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