Melissa's Produce introduces Jicama Wraps--a healthy alternative to corn or flour tortillas. Sliced paper thin and sold in a shelf-stable package of six, these fat-free wraps are only 8 calories apiece, with less than 2 grams of carbohydrates. In comparison, a corn tortilla typically has 50-60 calories and quadruple the carbs; a medium-size flour tortilla contains 94 calories.

Jicama has made appearances in salads and snacks for years, but now this vegetable takes the shape of a tortilla. Jicama, also known as the Mexican potato/Mexican water chestnut/yam bean, is a large, bulbous root with thick brown skin on the outside and crisp white flesh on the inside. Melissa's Jicama Wraps are the result of peeled jicama being sliced very thinly to take on a tortilla-like shape.

Melissa's Jicama Wraps have a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Some have compared the taste of jicama to a cross between a water chestnut and an apple. Jicama contains many important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate, potassium and magnesium. It’s low in calories and high in fiber and water. To warm up Melissa's Jicama Wraps, place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat for a minute; they can also be steamed or warmed up in a skillet.

Since jicama naturally has lower carbs per serving vs. the typical corn or flour tortillas, those that are carb-conscious will love using this product as a Taco Tuesday essential. Use to make tacos, wraps, enchiladas and more.

About Melissa's Produce

Melissa’s Produce is the leading U.S. variety distributor of specialty and organic fresh produce and products. The company imports exotic fruits and vegetables from around the world.