The Positively Plantain Difference

WHAT MAKES A POSITIVELY PLANTAIN TORTILLA?

We'll give you a hint: 2 of the ingredients are probably in your pantry!

Positively Plantain tortillas are made simply with green plantains, baking powder and sea salt. That's it!

We are all about using the most nutrient dense ingredients. Our main ingredient: whole green plantains are rich in phytochemicals (powerful nutrients found in plant foods). Compared to processed foods, whole foods contain more vitamins and minerals, and more fiber and beneficial fats. Nutrients in whole plant foods act synergistically to protect us from diseases.  

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We use high quality baking powder that is gluten-free, aluminum-free, corn-free, grain-free, allergen-free, non-GMO, Kosher certified and has no artificial additives.  

Don't get us wrong, we love our pink Himalayan sea salt. However, when it comes to nutrition, Celtic sea salt is the way to go (in our humble opinion).  Why? The sodium content is lower, the magnesium, phosphorous and potassium are higher compared to other sea salt. 

 

These ingredients work together to make our tortillas healthy, delicious and pliable so they won't rip when you load up on your favorite fillings!


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Plantains VS Other Gluten-Free Options

So why use plantains when there are so many other ingredient options to make a gluten-free tortilla?

Tortillas are traditionally made with flour or corn, but as anyone with Celiac’s disease (when one is unable to process gluten) or any type of auto-immune disorder will tell you, these ingredients are a no-go.

While living a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free lifestyle has many advantages, there are some disadvantages, particularly relating to vitamin deficiencies. Wheat flour is fortified with folic acid, B vitamins and iron. We at Positively Plantain get pretty excited when it comes to tortillas made from green plantains. You see, most gluten-free flours, pasta, tortillas etc., are considered specialty foods that do not have to follow enrichment rules. They are often made with ingredients with very little nutritional value, like potato starch, cornstarch, tapioca starch and white rice flour. Eating foods made with these ingredients means you might be missing out on some vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin B6 and Magnesium.

That’s where whole foods like green plantains come in to give us the nutrition we might be lacking! At Positively Plantain, we don’t need to fortify our tortillas with vitamins and minerals because they have more Vitamin A, C, B6 and Magnesium per tortilla than the leading brands sold on the market today (gluten-filled and gluten-free alike). All this nutrition while staying free of the 14 most common allergens.


IT’S WONDERFUL THAT THERE ARE SO MANY MORE GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TODAY TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT DIETARY RESTRICTIONS. BUT WHY STOP AT “WON’T CAUSE YOU AN ALLERGIC REACTION” WHEN WE CAN GO EVEN FURTHER WITH “ALLERGEN-FREE, FULL OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS NOT SEEN IN MOST TORTILLAS, MADE WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS FOR EASIER DIGESTION, TASTES GREAT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY – CAN HOLD ALL OF YOUR TACO AND BURRITO FILLINGS WITHOUT TEARING!”

BECAUSE LET’S FACE IT, A TORTILLA IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE INGREDIENTS IT CAN HOLD.