Beef Tortillas Recipe

Beef Tortillas has a very high-calorie, average-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 45.2g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 37.6 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its very high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's high MUFA and average PUFA.

It a good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 6 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. It is also average in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat. It is also a very high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

It belongs to Mexican cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Beef Tortillas has been given a composite ranking of 72, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein24%
 Calories from Fat48%
 Calories from Carbs29%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Riboflavin
  • Very high in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0.24 IU0%Bottom 30%Low
Retinol26.1 mcg
Vitamin C4.1 mg6.9%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D11.2 IU2.8%Top 30%High
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0.24 mg14.3%Top 10%Very High
Niacin2.2 mg11%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60.24 mg12.2%Top 30%High
Folate24.1 mcg6%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid14.1 mcg
Vitamin B120.73 mcg12.2%Top 30%High
Pantothenic Acid0.24 mg2.4%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium75.1 mg7.5%Top 30%High
Iron1.5 mg8.1%Top 30%High
Magnesium16.6 mg4.1%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus116.6 mg11.7%Mid 40%Average
Potassium223.2 mg6.4%Top 30%High
Sodium201.3 mg8.4%Mid 40%Average
Zinc1.7 mg11.4%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese0.24 mg12.2%Top 30%High
Selenium9.8 mcg13.9%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate11 g3.7%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber0.88 g3.5%Mid 40%Average
Sugars2 g
Glucose0.5 mg
Fructose0.5 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein9.2 g18.3%Top 30%High
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.2 mg
Isoleucine0.5 mg
Leucine0.5 mg
Lysine0.7 mg
Methionine0.2 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.5 mg
Tyrosine0.2 mg
Valine0.5 mg
Arginine0.5 mg
Histidine0.2 mg
Alanine0.5 mg
Aspartic Acid0.7 mg
Glutamic Acid1.7 mg
Glycine0.5 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.5 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat8.1 g12.5%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat2.8 g14.1%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat3.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash1.2 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 636 Calories from Fat 300

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 33.3 g 51.2%

Saturated Fat 11.6 g 58%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 99 mg 33%

Sodium 825.4 mg 34.4%

Total Carbohydrates 45.2 g 15.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.4%

Sugars 8.4 g

Protein 37.6 g 75.2%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 28.3%

Calcium 30.8% Iron 33.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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