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Mother’s Solution To Child’s Allergy Problem Spawns A Growing Whole-Grain Tortilla Business

April 14, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
An Arizona mother of a child with allergies to processed foods decided to put the whole family on a strict preservative-free whole grain diet. She also decided that if she wanted whole-grain tortillas she’d have to make them herself. Reworking an old family recipe, she came up with a whole-grain tortilla. Her son’s migraines and seizures ended. And when her husband lost his job in 2009, she decided to turn her creation into a business. The family now makes their tortillas – 2,000 dozen a week – in a small commercial-grade kitchen in Tucson and sells them a local food co-op and farmers markets. Shoppers will soon be able to find them at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and at Tucson Medical Center.
Ernesto Portillo Jr. , "Neto's Tucson: Neto's Tucson: Family tortilla makers go whole grain", Arizona Daily Star, April 14, 2013, via Associated Press, © The Associated Press
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