Jicafoods was founded in 2015 by Melissa Colella-Wang and Xin Wang, a husband & wife team who say snacking had become their nemesis. They started experimenting with making their own vegetable based snacks, and were introduced to jícama while vacationing in Mexico.
Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is a round, tuberous root vegetable that is native to Central and South America. It has a thin, brown skin and a white, crunchy flesh that has a slightly sweet, slightly starchy flavor. Jicama is a good source of fiber and contains a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and iron. It is often used in traditional dishes in Central and South America, and it has become popular in other parts of the world as a low-calorie, low-fat alternative to starchy vegetables such as potatoes. Jicama is also sometimes used as a natural sweetener in recipes, as it has a slightly sweet flavor.
JicaWraps are super thinly sliced sheets of jicama baked with a light coating of olive oil. They are an excellent alternative to flour tortilla wraps. JicaWraps are keto, paleo, gluten-free, non-gmo, and only 15 calories and 3 grams of carbs per serving (2 wraps). They are perfect for tacos and lettuce wraps, or anything else you might use a tortilla for.
Jicasticks are french fry shaped cuts of fresh jicama. You can eat them right out of the package as snacks, dip them in hummus or guacamole, or fry them. Jicsticks are just 45 calories per serving, and pack 6g prebiotic fiber with zero added sugar. Available in Plain, Chili Lime and Colaintro flavors.
You can find Jicafoods products on their website and in Walmart and Sprouts stores.