Patent Number: 6,309,688

Title: Dietetic maize tortilla

Abstract: Dietary maize or corn tortilla and method for obtaining such tortilla, comprising first milling the grain and the pericarp of the maize separately, and then nixtamalizing them, also separately, and finally mixing in a proportion of 40-45:60-55 grain/pericarp until a homogeneous mass is obtained which is then taken to a conventional machine for producing tortillas. Such maize tortillas are obtained with the same traditional protein content 8-9%, with half of the fat 0.7-1%, and with the triple of fiber 6-9%, the latter due to the pericarp. They do not contain additives, they last much longer than conventional tortillas, their organoleptic characteristics are better and their resistance to tearing or breaking is higher.

Inventors: Sanchez y de la Camara; Felipe Alberto (C.P. 01030, Mexico, D.F., MX)


International Classification: A23L 1/164 (20060101); A21D 13/00 (20060101); A21D 010/00 (); A21D 013/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018