What is Corn Tortilla?
Corn tortillas are made from corn flour water and occasional sparse seasonings, such as lime or salt to accentuate the flavor. Tortillas are flat and about 1mm in height, though some handmade varieties are thicker and roughly 4mm. They are round and often 6 inches in diameter with a yellow or white color, depending on the type of corn kernel that the flour is made from. Corn tortillas fall apart easier than wheat tortillas, this is because corn is a gluten free grain and wheat has gluten, which holds a bread product together. Corn tortillas have a pleasant taste that is sweet, slightly nutty and tastes like corn. Corn tortillas are a common staple at meals in Central and South America.
...Corn is a starchy vegetable, grain and fruit that grows on top of a stalk in sunny climates and fertile soil. Corn can be about a foot long and is comprised of many small kernels that are attached to a hard and inedible cob. The kernels are covered in corn silk; white hair like strands and wrapped in green leaves. The kernels are the only part of the corn that is eaten. These kernels are usually yellow and very juicy with a crunch, when cooked. Corn can be eaten on the cob, or removed to create an endless variety of dishes.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.
...Lime juice comes from the citrus fruit of the lime tree. Limes are round and roughly the size of a small plum, but can vary. Limes have a firm texture with green rind. The pale green flesh of the lime is firm, pulpy and juicy, much like a lemon, but harder. The juice is squeezed from the flesh and is a pale green color with a sour and refreshing taste and is used in drinks and food items, including sauces.
...Salt is a mineral composed mostly of sodium chloride. It is the main flavoring used in food and is naturally occurring in certain foods, such as cheese, beets, meat and celery, plus many others. Salt is white and has finer granules than sugar. Many commercial salts include iodide, while others exclude it. Most salts are white, while some are naturally pale pink with minerals. Salt brings out the flavor of something and can create a tangy mouthfeel, if used in excess.