The Ancient Chemistry Inside Your Taco

The Ancient Chemistry Inside Your Taco

Dive into the world of nixtamalization and discover the ancient chemical practices behind your taco.

When you bite into a taco, you are tasting the results of an ancient chemical process called nixtamalization. It’s a technique that hasn't changed much since 1500 BCE, and along the way it helped the Aztecs rise to power and made tortillas softer, tastier, and much more nutritious.