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Lupe Tortilla Nutrition Information

by
author image Gord Kerr
Gord Kerr's professional background is primarily in business and management consulting. In 1991, Kerr started writing freelance for a small local newspaper, "The Summerland Review," and a leading sailing publication, "Cruising World Magazine." Kerr has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfred Laurier University.
Lupe Tortilla Nutrition Information
Mama Lupe's makes low-carb, reduced-fat and whole wheat tortillas. Photo Credit ITStock Free/Polka Dot/Getty Images

In 2004, USA Today reported that Mama Lupe's Tortillas were voted among the top low-carb products for taste and texture out of 1,000 products. The consensus was that Mama Lupe's Low-Carb Tortillas taste like regular restaurant tortillas. Mama Lupe's regular or low-carb flour tortillas are available in various sizes to make your favorite wrap for a healthy nutritional snack.

Ingredients

Mama Lupe's tortillas contains wheat and soy. The ingredients listed on the label of the low-carb tortilla are water, whole wheat flour, low-carb flour, including wheat gluten, corn starch, oat fiber and soy and sesame flour, vegetable shortening including palm oil, baking powder, salt, sodium propionate, fumaric acid and dough conditioner.

Carbohydrates and Calories

Mama Lupe's low-carb tortillas contain 60 calories per tortilla. Total carbohydrates content is 7 g with 4 g of dietary fiber. In comparison, a Mama Lupe's regular fajita-size flour tortilla contains 77 calories and 15 g of carbohydrates; a Mama Lupe's regular soft taco-size flour tortilla contains 128 calories and 25 g of carbohydrates; Mama Lupe's burrito-size tortilla has 160 calories with 32 g of carbohydrates, according to MyFitnessPal.

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Fat

Mama Lupe's low-carb tortillas contain 3 g of total fat with no cholesterol. Mama Lupe's regular fajita-size flour tortilla contains 2 g of fat of which 1 g is saturated fat; the burrito-size tortilla contains 5 g of fat, which consists of 2 g each of saturated and polyunsaturated fat and 1 g of monounsaturated fat; the regular soft taco-size flour tortilla contains 4 g of fat. Mama Lupe's makes a 98-percent fat-free taco-size flour tortilla, which contains 128 calories and only 1 g of fat.

Vitamins and Minerals

All of Mama Lupe's tortilla contains calcium and iron. The low-carb variety provides 8 percent daily value (DV) for calcium and 4 percent DV for iron. The regular fajita-size flour tortilla contains 5 percent DV for calcium and iron. The burrito-size and soft taco-size tortillas provide 10 percent DV each for calcium and iron. The 100-percent whole-wheat variety of Mama Lupe's tortillas provides 6 percent DV for calcium and 8 percent DV for iron. Other nutrients in flour tortillas include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and selenium, according to the U.S. Department of Health nutritional database.

Sodium

Mama Lupe's tortilla are high in sodium. The American Heart Association recommends a maximum intake of 1,500 mg of sodium per day. Any more could put you at risk for heart disease or stroke. Mama Lupe's low-carb tortillas contain 260 mg of sodium per tortilla. Sodium content in a regular fajita-size flour tortilla is 217 mg; a soft taco - 375 mg and a burrito-size tortilla - 460 mg. The reduced-fat variety of Mama Lupe's tortilla contains 457 mg of sodium; the whole-wheat variety has 330 mg.

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