I personally love this grain free brand, so I wanted to see where they stack up in terms of healthy and non healthy qualities. Grain free options can be a great alternative for those with allergies or dietary restrictions, so we looked at Siete tortillas to see where they align on our food coach rating system. Give these a try for your next taco Tuesday paired with a protein and veggies for a balanced meal.
Health Rating for Siete grain free Cassava flour tortillas:
This food seems to have these healthy qualities:
- Low in calories per serving
- Healthy balance of fat
- Contain zero trans fats.
- Great source of fiber per serving
- Healthy balance of added sugars
- Healthy balance of food additives
- No artificial flavor or color
However this food is rated as a red dot food due to it seems to have the following unhealthy qualities that may have negative health effects if consumed unconsciously!
- High in saturated fat
- High in sodium
- High in carbohydrates
Also please be aware that this food seems low in protein for its calorie level and is not a significant source of calcium, potassium or iron. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources. This food is also not a significant source of Vitamin D. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources and some sunlight exposure.
Let us know if you’ve tried Siete tortillas before or if you’re going to give them a try!
Food Coach Recommendations: This food may be incorporated into your diet but should be consumed with caution to be in balance with your daily caloric and nutrients need. No one food is perfect so you need to include foods from all food groups on a general healthy diet (whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish, beans, legumes, lentils and low fat dairy) with minimally added sugar, fat, salt and other food additives. Purchase our Medical Nutrition Therapy for the nutrition plan that is right for you! Use this coupon ( MNT20 ) to receive 20% off the services.
Disclaimer: Please note that this food rating is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider before following any diet plan to ensure your personal medical, nutritional needs. Thank you!
Written by: Mackenzie Merriman Nutrition Student & Intern