Tortillas Are Essential to Mexico Day-to-Day Life
Tortillas are to Mexico what bread is to other countries: an item so essential that its price has an impact on the economy. In fact, there are official websites that track the price of tortillas all over Mexico. If you are curious, you can take a look at one here. While the website isn’t exactly cutting-edge, it’s updated frequently and it gives you an accurate idea of how much Mexicans pay for their tortillas (prices are in pesos for one kilo of tortillas).
Every Mexican Consumes More Than 50 Kilos of Tortillas a Year
Mexico is a complex country, a fact reflected by the way tortillas are consumed. Mexican authorities estimate that people living in cities consume 56.7 kilos of tortillas per person every year, while people living in rural areas consume 79.5 kilos per person every year. So while every region in Mexico has a unique character and different customs, Mexican’s love for tortillas unifies the country.
Tortillas Are Going Global
Although they remain a fundamental staple of Mexican cuisine, tortillas have expanded their influence to other countries. In fact, the global tortilla market is expected to grow by 5.58% over the next four years, which means it would reach a market size of $53.64 billion by 2025. Experts point out that this growth is due the fact that tortillas are not only delicious, but also easy to make and healthy: they are a good source of fiber, magnesium, and iron.
More Facts About Mexican Food
We love all the curious facts that surround chicken and authentic Mexican food. If you are hungry for more facts, these are some previous posts you can check out:
- What is a wet burrito?
- Chicken and Mexican food: 5 curious facts
- Mexican Carne Asada is a way of life
- The amazing stories behind the names of Mexican food
- Mesquite, a symbol of Mexican culture
- Why Are chili peppers so important in Mexican cuisine
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