Guerrero Tortillas


While making fajitas the other night, I noticed an ingredient in my corn tortillas that I had never really paid attention to before – amylase. What the hell is amylase?
Well, I looked it up.

According to The Vegetarian Resource Group, amylase is “an enzyme that breaks down starch into a simpler form.” Apparently, it’s typically vegan (derived from bacterial or fungal sources), but that it can also be pig-derived. Yuck!

So, I took the time to email the good people at Guerrero, just to check.
(I’ve also purchased their flour tortillas, which contain mono and diglycerides – another sometimes vegan ingredient, so I asked about those too).

Here’s the wonderful reply I received!


Yay, Guerrero! And thanks for the speedy reply!

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4 thoughts on “Guerrero Tortillas

  1. Awesome!!! Very good to know, thanks for posting this 🙂

  2. Omg yes!!! It will be weird posting all of these Mexican Vegan foods on instagram with guerrero tortillas and hashtagging then under #Vegan for them not to be. But goodness sake they are.

  3. Tanya says:

    Yaay!! Just turned Vegan and happy to find out that Guerrero tortillas use no animal products in their tortillas. Guerrero has always been my choice and favorite to use when cooking mexican food they have such great flavor.

  4. oeddie says:

    Thanks so much for reaching out to the company! When I saw the amylase ingredient I looked it up in the same way and thought about emailing or calling them but googled it first…your article popped right up 🙂 I really appreciate you putting this info out there. Guererro’s corn tortillas are my favorite and I’m working up to going vegan right now so I’m glad I won’t have to find another brand!

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