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I am so excited! I heard that La Tortilla’s new gluten free tortillas are wonderful! I just received an email introducing their Gluten Free Ivory Teff Wraps. Teff flour is usually brown, but these tortillas look like real flour tortillas. I usually like to make my own gluten free tortillas so that they are low in sodium and all natural. But let’s face it, time does not always allow for this. It sure is nice to know there is a decent tortilla available for a quick grab and go. I heard that La Tortilla’s gluten free tortillas put the current brown rice tortillas to shame!
UPDATE: Try my copycat Gluten Free Teff Flour Tortillas Recipe!
Just by the appearance and the list of ingredients tells us that they must be wonderful! They stay fresh during an entire meal after being microwaved on low. They do not crack when folded, and are as close, if not the same, as a regular tortillas with gluten. Sometimes it has been so long since someone has had a real tortilla that it may not be exactly accurate, but you get the idea when a few people are really excited.
These gluten free tortillas are made not only from teff flour, but also from millet flour. They contain 15 grams of whole grains per serving and is a good source of dietary fiber. Note, those with corn or soy allergies or intolerances are out of luck. So sorry. See ingredients list below.
Ingredients: water, tapioca flour, whole grain ivory teff flour, whole grain millet flour, canola oil, soy lecithin, colloid powder (cellulose gum, maltodextrin, carrageenan), contains less than 2% of each of the following: guar gum, sea salt, honey, aluminum free leavening (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch), to maintain freshness (sorbic acid and calcium propionate).
They are available at Whole Foods. See La Tortilla Factory’s “Find Us” to see other major grocery store chains that carry their products. Just make sure the front of the package is labeled “Gluten Free”. You may purchase them online at Amazon.com. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into one! Once I do, I’ll update you all here. I don’t usually announce a product until I have tried it, but I just had to share this with you right away. From what I’ve read and heard, I just know that this is going to be one of those products that you could almost cry over!
Stay tuned for La Tortilla Factory’s reply on cross-contamination.
La Tortilla Factory’s reply,
“First off, we are randomly inspected by GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) who certifies our manufacturing plant as a Gluten Free manufacturing facility. We’ve been producing our Gluten Free Wraps since 2006 and have passed all inspections. We go above and beyond the necessary measures to ensure that our plant properly functions as a Gluten Free manufacturing plant.
“From the time the raw ingredients are received they are separated from all other products’ ingredients and up to the finished product they are kept separate from all our other non GF products. We even have separate measuring utensils for gluten free ingredients only. At this point we only produce the gluten free products once a month. Therefore when we do make the wheat containing tortillas on the same line as the gluten free the non allergen containing product (ie: gluten free wraps) are produced first and then the allergen containing tortillas (ie: whole wheat low carb) are produced. In between all product runs the lines are thoroughly sanitized. In addition to that for GF runs we follow very strict Gluten Free Sanitation Standard Operation Procedures which are performed before all gluten free production runs and a detailed pre-operation swab inspection is conducted prior running GF products. Also, during GF production we randomly test the product up to 10ppm (parts per million) to ensure that the wraps really are Gluten Free.
“We really appreciate that you took the time to write to us. Please let me know if you would like any further information. Have a good day!”
La Tortilla Factory
Customer Service Dept
1-800-446-1516 ext: 101