Can you cook jicama wraps? 

In this brief guide, we’ll focus on addressing the query “Can you cook jicama wraps?” Also, we’ll provide a brief overview of how jicama wraps can be cooked,  how they are made, how they can be stored, what their nutritional value is, and what health benefits eating jicama wraps has. 

Can you cook jicama wraps

Yes, jicama wraps, also called jicama tortillas, can be cooked. They can be fried, toasted, and steamed, and are a trending food product as every day, more people are favoring plant-based dieting. 

Whether they’re store bought from the refrigerated food section or made at home, jicama wraps are an alternative to products such as wheat tortillas, which have gluten and a relatively high-calorie content. 

How can I cook jicama wraps?

When freshly sliced, jicama wraps may be inflexible, and can therefore be “softened” in different ways. They can be steamed (placed over a rack inside a boiling pot) for about two minutes, microwaved while suspended in a small amount of water, and heated over a griddle with a spoonful of cooking oil, until soft.  

Additionally, jicama wraps can be air-fried, which is an oil-free way to cook many other food products. 

Deep frying is not recommended, as high temperatures make the wraps brittle, difficult to mold, and can even burn them to an unsavory crisp. 

There are many recipes in which jicama wraps can stand in for conventional grain tortillas, these include tacos, deli meat combinations, quesadillas, and even burritos. 

After they’ve been softened, jicama wraps can be used in accordance with a chosen recipe, where they can be used for vegan tacos, desserts, and fruit cocktails. 

What are jicama wraps?

Jicama wraps, also known as jicama tortillas – are a food product obtained from jicama fruit. Namely, they are thinly cut slices of peeled jicama that can be used as a substitute for grain tortillas and other wraps, and they’re ideal for dieting (as they contain fiber) and are vegan-friendly. 

They can be store bought, or made at home, directly from jicama fruits themselves. The general process for this is the following:

Jicamas are thoroughly washed and any dirt is rinsed off the rind using a wash fiber. Both of the ends (top and bottom) of the jicama are then cut off and the peel is carefully removed with a sharp knife.  

The jicama is then cut in half crossways. From there, each half will be thinly sliced using a knife, a cutting wire, or a slicer. Each slice should have the appearance and thickness of a sheet of paper. 

How can I store jicama wraps

After being sliced, each wrap can be used fresh or, alternatively, must be stored in a refrigerator, within a sealed bag. Fresh jicama wraps can keep for up to a week in refrigeration. 

If frozen, it’s important to note that the texture and coloring may change. To minimize this change, it may be necessary to lightly fry each wrap in a skillet, to reduce oxidation once they’ve thawed. 

Once they’ve been frozen, they can readily be thawed in warm water, in a microwave or even heated on a griddle and cooked with the other ingredients in a recipe. 

What is the nutritional value of jicama wraps? 

As a product obtained from jicama that has little to no processing, a 130g portion of jicama wraps contains the following: 

  • Calories: 49
  • Carbs: 12 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0.1 gram
  • Fiber: 6.4 grams
  • Vitamin C: 44% of the RDI*
  • Folate: 4% of the RDI
  • Iron: 4% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 6% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 4% of the RDI

*(RDI – Recommended daily intake).  

On average, a single jicama wrap has about; 

  • 25.3 calories, 
  • 0.5g of protein
  • 5.9g of carbohydrates
  • 3.3 g of dietary fiber
  • 1.2g of sugar
  • 0.1% of fat. 

Additionally, jicama is rich in fiber, contains calcium (which is what gives it the distinctive crunchy texture), zinc (necessary for adequate metabolic processes, nerve function, digestive, and intracellular activity), vitamin B6, vitamin E (important for protecting against oxidative damage), thiamine, and pantothenic acid. 

Are jicama wraps healthy?

Jicama wraps are considered a healthy alternative to grain tortillas, as they are gluten-free, which makes them ideal for celiac patients to consume without a hitch. 

All in all, jicama is suitable for low-sugar dieting, and for those looking to add more fiber to their daily meals

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we’ve explored the query “Can you cook jicama wraps?” Also, we’ve provided a brief overview of how jicama wraps can be cooked, how they’re obtained, how they can be stored, what their nutritional value is, and what health benefits jicama wraps have. 

References 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/jicama-nutrition-benefits

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/263128/jicama-tortillas/#nutrition

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20352220

https://www.wholesomeyum.com/fresh-jicama-tortillas-recipe/

https://www.colimanproduce.com/tortilladejicama

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.