The ancient process that makes your taco more delicious

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When you bite into a taco, huarache, or a fresh corn tortilla, you’re tasting the results of an ancient chemical process that dates to 1500 BCE. Photo credit: Distillations Podcast

When you bite into a taco, huarache, or a fresh corn tortilla, you’re tasting the results of an ancient chemical process that dates to 1500 BCE. In 2016, the science podcast “Distillations” took a deep dive into the process known as nixtamalization. Rigoberto Hernandez reported from Philadelphia.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia