Taco Shell Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Taco Shell.


There are 63 calories in Taco Shell.


Nutrition Facts
Taco Shell
Serving Size:


medium (approx 5″ dia) (13 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 26
Calories 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2.9 grams

Saturated Fat 0.9 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 43 milligrams

Potassium 31 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 8.4 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.9 grams

Sugars 0.2 grams
Protein 0.8 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 60 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 17 minutes
Running (6mph) 6 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 9 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What are taco shells made of?

Taco shells are most commonly made from corn tortillas that have been fried or baked into their classic taco shape. Corn tortillas are usually made from masa harina corn flour, salt, water, and sometimes vegetable oil or lard.

What are tacos shells?

+ Larger Image. A traditional food wrap from Mexico consisting of a tortilla flatbread that is filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, refried beans, and salsa. The shell may be a soft shell tortilla, which is folded or wrapped around the ingredients and served hot or cold.

Are taco shells the same as tortillas?

Hardshell tacos are fried corn tortillas shaped to holdtaco fillings, while softshell tacos are simply smaller tortillas similar to those used for burritos and enchiladas. You can make traditional softshell taco tortillas with corn flour or wheat flour.

What are 4 types of taco shells?

Five Types of Tortillas for Tacos

  1. Corn Tortilla. This type of tortilla can be considered as the first and original flatbread. …
  2. Flour Tortilla. This type of tortilla is sometimes called the wheat tortilla. …
  3. Nopal Tortillas. Nopal Tortillas or Nopales is a very popular tortilla in Mexico. …
  4. Spanish Tortillas. …
  5. Beetroot Tortilla.

Are taco shells healthy?

Unfortunately, tacos aren’t always healthy, and the salty, over-processed tortillas and taco shells are a big reason why. They often contain loads of refined carbs which lack fiber, so you digest these tortillas more quickly, get hungrier sooner, and often overeat as a result.

Is a tortilla a shell?

A tortilla (/tɔːrˈtiːə/, Spanish: [toɾˈtiʎa]) is a thin, circular unleavened flatbread originally made from maize hominy meal, and now also from wheat flour.

Are tacos just tortillas?

A taco is simply a tortilla wrapped around a filling. Like a sandwich, the filling can be made with almost anything and prepared in many different ways (anything that can be rolled inside a tortilla becomes a taco).

Are taco shells made from tortillas?

Did you know you can turn regular soft corn tortillas into a crunchy taco shell? All you need are corn tortillas- that’s it!