Are wraps really healthier than regular sandwiches?

Wraps are popular, and thought to be more nutritious than regular sandwiches. But are wraps really a healthier option?

A wrap is typically a flour tortilla. They may have additional spices added, and are usually whole-wheat, plain flour, or can be gluten-free.

The only difference between bread and wraps is that bread is leavened with yeast, and the wrap is flat.

One wrap equals two slices of bread nutritionally. But most wraps have more calories than two pieces of bread, and wraps have almost double the sodium content.  And wraps have only half the protein of bread!

What about colorful tomato or spinach wraps? These do not have any additional nutritional benefit as they have negligible amounts of tomato or spinach powder, and often have food coloring added as well.


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