Quanto tempo duram as tortilhas - (e por quê)?

Resposta exata: 1 semana

How long do tortillas last and why? It’s a question many people have had for over a century now, especially considering that tortillas are an extremely popular dish.

Coming from the Spanish for “little bolo” they are usually prepared on a stove with either corn or flour as the main ingredient. Indeed, one of the first things they will ask you when you go to a Mexican restaurant is whether you want a corn or flour tortilla, but I digress.

Considering that both individuals and businesses buy these tortillas in bulk, it is important to understand what factors can cause them to deteriorate. Yes, you can get food poisoning from a tortilla, so this is something we need to know about.

Quanto tempo leva para uma tortilha estragar?

Tipo TortillasVida
Tortilhas fechadas (temperatura ambiente)1 semana
Tortilhas fechadas (geladeira)3 meses
Tortilhas fechadas (freezer)6 meses
Tortilhas caseiras (temperatura ambiente)3 dias
Tortilhas Caseiras (Geladeira)1 semana
Tortillas caseiras (freezer)6 meses

A number of different factors go into the shelf life of your favorite tortilla. The type of storage, the type of tortilla, and whether they have been placed in the fridge or left out all will play a role in how long it takes.

Tortillas de farinha não abertas

For example, an unopened flour tortilla will normally last a week at room temperature, three months in the fridge, and six months in the freezer. On the other hand, an unopened corn tortilla will last for a shorter time period in the fridge (only about a week), but they will last about the same time amounts otherwise.

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Tortillas caseiros

Do you like your mother’s or grandmother’s homemade tortillas? If that’s the case, be sure to store them properly! Homemade tortillas are actually even worse than corn tortillas. They will only last two or three days max at room temperature and only about five days to a week in the refrigerator.

The good news for homemade tortillas is that they also can be frozen for a time span of six months just like the other types of tortillas.

Por que leva tanto tempo para as tortilhas estragarem?

The length of time for tortillas to go bad largely depends on what you do with them. If you leave them out at room temperature, naturally it won’t take long for them to become spoiled. This is because the heat acts upon the microbes in the tortilla shells and changes the composition, essentially making them inedible after a certain period of time.

Obviously, storing them in a refrigerator will help them to last longer, simply because it holds their composition in check. However, even that type of storage won’t last forever. They will eventually get warped.

Of course, the best way to store them would be to congelar them. Of course, even with this method, you will usually only have about six months, and that will unfortunately probably change the taste too.

If you are curious about the proper storage and preparation of your tortillas, here is a handy table to refer to:

Armazenamento Adequado de Tortilla

AbertoFechadoDescongelando
Store them the way you found them in the store, and make sure they are wrappedRefrigerarColoque as tortilhas que ficaram no freezer na geladeira por pelo menos seis horas.

Se você mantiver essas dicas em mente, com certeza desfrutará de suas tortilhas por muitos anos!

Referências

  1. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=6pqj03NP-6kC&oi=fnd&pg=PR13&dq=Tortillas&ots=-bAhlOgohR&sig=4tUHjHDKLn0V5S0ad0eU7N9prhQ
  2. https://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=US9421072