Burrito or taco de harina, is a type of Mexican-American food. This article elaborates on the nutrition facts of some common burrito recipes.
Burritos are made of wheat flour tortilla wrapped in a cylindrical shape, which encloses the filling. These are loved by people of all age groups, especially the kids.
They are made up of tortillas, mostly corn tortillas which are filled with either salads, vegetables, or animal proteins (cooked, roasted, or grilled) that are wrapped and baked.
These are extremely healthy, of course, unless you fry the tortillas. People who are on diet and still can’t live without eating burritos, need to know about the number of calories present in them.
|Nutrition||Chicken Burrito (serving size = 1 burrito)||Beef Burrito (serving size = 1 burrito)||Bean and Cheese Burrito (serving size = 1 burrito)||Taco Bell Chicken Burrito (serving size = 1 burrito)|
|Total Fat||1.0 grams||12.4 grams||6.23 grams||13.0 grams|
|Saturated Fat||~||5.2 grams||3.65 grams||5.0 grams|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||~||1.1 grams||~||~|
|Monounsaturated Fat||~||4.2 grams||~||~|
|Calories from Fats||~||112||56.05||117|
|Cholesterol||83 milligrams||85 milligrams||14.85 milligrams||57 milligrams|
|Proteins||35.0 grams||20.4 grams||8.02 grams||17.0 grams|
|Sodium||766 milligrams||1046 milligrams||620 milligrams||854 milligrams|
|Total carbohydrates||37.0 grams||31.0 grams||29.0 grams||~|
|Dietary Fibers||3.0 grams||~||~||~|
|Total Calories||332 calories||316 calories||200 calories||345 calories|
As aforementioned, Taco bell chicken burritos have the highest number of calories, whereas the bean and cheese burritos have the least calories. The Mexican food uses ingredients such as corn, beans, lettuce, salsa, etc., which adds to its nutritional value.
- It can be seen that burritos are a great source of vitamins A and vitamin C. So, people affected from these deficiencies can include it in their diet.
- They are high on calcium as well, so it can strengthen the bones and teeth. Not regularly, but they can be consumed on alternate days as breakfast.
- Being a source of iron, these can help improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, thereby maintaining an optimum hemoglobin level in people who are anemic.
- Also, all the aforementioned dishes are high on sodium, which is an important mineral in our body. It helps maintain the acidity and alkalinity, thus facilitating easy transportation of nutrients within the cells.
As aforementioned, until the tortillas are fried, they are a healthy option. All the burrito recipes require you to make the tortillas at home or buy them from local food shops. Also, you can make the stuffing of your choice, bake them, and enjoy the Mexican food at home.