There’s a detailed review of Tumaro’s® Gourmet Tortillas® in our Main Nibbles section. The entire line of 20 flavors is natural, composed of 89 percent to 93 percent organic ingredients, low-fat, trans fat-free and cholesterol-free (they carry the American Heart Association Seal of Approval). But we wanted to call out the Multi-Grain Tortilla in this section for readers who are looking for especially healthy alternatives.
Multi-Grain tortillas aren’t just whole grain, they’re multiple whole grains that include:
Whole wheat flour
Soy bean flour
Use Multi-Grain Tortillas in:
Sandwiches—your favorite fillings (or start with the recipe from Tumaro’s, below)
Hors d’oeuvres (roll tightly, use water as “glue”to seal the edges, and cut into finger food slices)
Breakfast burritos (scrambled eggs and sausage)
TUMARO’S “BRAIN BUILDER” WRAP
1 Tumaro’s 8" or 10" Multi-Grain Tortilla
1 grilled chicken breast, sliced
Small bunch of spinach
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup brown rice
1/4 ounce goat cheese
How It Helps Your Brain
The whole grains in the tortilla and brown rice are rich in Vitamin B1 (thiamine), essential for healthy brain and nerve cells.
Chicken has tyrosine, the amino acid that perks up the brain.
Lemons have folic acid, essential for metabolism of long-chain fatty acids in the brain.
While not a brain food per se, avocado is rich in antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E, reduces the LDL cholesterol that contributes to atherosclerotic heart disease, and maintains or increases the good HDL cholesterol.
Goat cheese tastes good. and is digestible by many people who are lactose intolerant of cow proteins.