Easy Guide To Properly Storing Tortillas - Mama Grande Tortilla Factory

Easy Guide To Properly Storing Tortillas

If you want to keep your tortillas fresh and tasty for as long as possible, properly storing them is essential. In this article, we'll cover the best methods for storing flour and corn tortillas to preserve their delicious taste and freshness for as long as humanly possible.

Storing Flour Tortillas

-Flour tortillas, a staple in many cuisines, require simple storage techniques to retain their flexibility and prevent drying. Here are the best methods to ensure your flour tortillas stay fresh:

a) Refrigeration: Refrigerating flour tortillas is a popular method to extend their shelf life. Follow these easy steps for best results:

  • Make sure the tortillas are at room temperature and not 
  • Keep the tortillas in their original packaging or place them in a resealable plastic bag.
  • Ensure the packaging is airtight to prevent moisture loss and freezer burn.
  • Store the wrapped tortillas in the refrigerator, lasting up to 3 months.

b) Freezing: Freezing is an excellent option if you need to store flour tortillas for a longer period of time than the refrigeration method. These are the easy steps: 

  • Keep the tortillas in their original packaging or if the bag has already been opened, double up with a freezer-safe resealable plastic bag.
  • Remove as much air as possible before sealing the package.
  • Label the bag with the date for easy reference.
  • Place the tortillas in the freezer, where they can maintain their quality for up to 6 months.

Storing Corn Tortillas

-Corn tortillas, made from corn masa flour, have a distinct texture and taste that make them a staple in any kitchen. Luckily, you can follow the same steps above for the flour tortillas to store corn tortillas.


    Tips for Maintaining Tortilla Quality

     In addition to the simple storage methods mentioned above, consider these general tips to ensure optimal tortilla quality:

    a) Avoid exposure to air: The primary enemy of tortilla freshness is air. Minimize air exposure using airtight packaging, whether aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or resealable bags.

    b) Thawing frozen tortillas: When thawing frozen tortillas, allow them to defrost slowly in the refrigerator or at room temperature. This will help retain their texture and prevent excessive moisture loss.

    c) Heat before serving: To enhance the taste and texture of refrigerated or frozen tortillas, heat them before serving. You can quickly warm them in a dry skillet, microwave them for a few seconds, or wrap them in foil and place them in a preheated oven.


    Proper storage techniques can make a significant difference in the quality and taste of your tortillas, so following these steps are crucial for the best results! Rest assured that after following these steps, your tortillas will last a lifetime longer than normal (and they will taste as good as the day you bought them).

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