Chipotle - Corn Masa Flour

Corn Masa Flour

Corn masa flour is used in our crispy corn tacos and tortilla chips. The corn tortillas we use for our tacos are made with just corn masa flour, water, the mineral lime, and sunflower oil, while our tortilla chips are made with corn masa flour, sunflower oil and water, a squeeze of lime juice and kosher salt. Mind. Blown.


Lime (the mineral, not the juice)

Cooking with the mineral lime does a couple things: it helps the corn flour bind together; it removes the husk of the corn seed; it makes the nutrition in the corn more bioavailable (in other words, the ability to be absorbed by the body); and most importantly, it makes the corn more delicious. This process is called nixtamalization, and has been practiced for thousands of years, since the days of the Aztecs and the Mayans. But hey, there’s nothing that says you couldn’t add a dash of the other lime (the juice, not the mineral) afterward—that’s what we do to our tortilla chips.