Are Tortilla Chips Healthy?

Author: FITivate | Published date: November 6, 2023 | Category: Nutrition
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All about Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips are made of corn dough called masa, which is cut into triangular shapes. They are then deep fried in vegetable oil before seasoning powder is added to the chips.

Are tortilla chips a healthier option to potato chips? Let’s find out!

Calories : 465 Kcal / 100 grams (trotilla chips) vs 536 Kcal / 100 grams (potato chips)

Trans-fats : 0.2 grams / Bag (tortilla chips) vs 0.1 grams / Bag (potato chips)

Vitamins and minerals : Low amounts (both)

Sodium :  305 mg / 100 grams (tortilla chips) vs 480 mg / 100 grams (potato chips)


Tortilla chips are actually quite the same as potato chips in terms of their nutrition content. Typically, for tortilla chips, people might tend to consume with dipping sauce, which will increase the overall calories and sodium content.

When choosing your next pack of tortilla chips, check the nutrition facts and pick the ones with the lowest calories, sodium and trans-fats content. Always consume in moderation!   

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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