Mission Is Finally Dropping A Keto-Friendly Tortilla

Properly enjoying taco night can prove to be a challenge for those who follow a keto-based diet, as tortillas are not a great fit for keto meal plans due to their carbohydrate content. Perfect Keto explains that this goes for both flour and corn tortilla varieties, as they generally contain between 12 and 15 grams of net carbs per ounce, which means they are best enjoyed sparingly.

The keto diet was originally developed as a means to treat epilepsy by limiting the body's use of glucose for energy. Instead, Healthline explains it draws that energy from fats and enters into a state known as ketosis. One of the best ways to do this is to severely limit the amount of carbs and sugars ingested throughout the day. The low-carb diet plan has swept the nation in recent years, with BodyKetosis sharing that nearly 13 million Americans now adhere to the diet — which means that there is a growing number of consumers looking for keto-friendly options.

When it comes to tortillas, there are plenty of substitutes out there, but none seem to really hit the same note as the real thing. Luckily for fans of Mexican food, according to a press release tortilla and wrap manufacturer Mission Foods is here to help those following a keto diet.

Mission's new keto-friendly tortillas come in two flavors

Tacos, burritos, and wraps might have just earned a spot in your weekly keto meal prep for the first time, as Mission Foods announced in a press release plans to launch a new line of zero net carb tortillas. It will release two flavors of this new tortilla variation: Original, which promises to deliver the same taste as its classic tortilla without the additional carbs, and a sun-dried tomato basil flavor. Mission says that the new product will be released this month and will begin appearing in U.S. stores soon.

Mission had previously made alternative flour tortilla options available to consumers through its cauliflower flour and almond flour variations, both of which are gluten-free. These new zero-carb options, however, are made with wheat products and are intended to align more closely with original tortilla flavors (via Mission Foods). Both the original and sun-dried tomato basil zero net carb tortillas contain 25 calories each and two grams of protein.

Mission Foods CEO Juan Gonzalez said the new product was created to "help consumers meet their nutritional goals with the same great flavors they have come to expect from the brand."