I am wondering if the type "Mexican Style" or "Restauant Style" or "Tortilla" corn chips also means they are made from masa flour? I cannot tell from the ingredients list. It does not say what process was used to make the corn flour.

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Tortillas are made from masa. So, if the chip is truly a "tortilla chip", then it was made with masa. Corn chips, like the brand Fritos, are made from corn meal, I believe. Masa is made from nixtamalized corn. Corn meal or corn flour is simply ground corn.

  • @moscafj...I must confess I have an ulterior motive for wanting to know. I need lutein for my eyes and nih website says mesa flower may be high and since the ingredient list on "tortilla" chips does not say what process was used then I was at a loss. I will assume it was mesa flower. Your answer clears it up. Thank you
    – Sedumjoy
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 14:34

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