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!