Cauliflower Tortillas Are the Latest Low-Carb Alternative to Go Viral
And they come with quite the health punch.
If you thought the days of cauliflower ~errthang~ were over, you thought wrong. Cauliflower tortillas are about to hit the market. And they're the perfect gluten-free solution to quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and everything else you can dream up.
This brand-new concoction is brought to you by CAULIPOWER, a brand you might know for their delish cauliflower pizza crusts. Soon, you'll be able to purchase two versions of these healthy tortillas: one that's grain-free and another known as their "original" recipe. (Related: Delicious Recipes That Use Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi, Rice, and Pizza Crust)
Both options use cauliflower as their first ingredient and are gluten-free. The difference is that the original tortilla is made of non-GMO corn masa (corn flour) while the grain-free tortilla uses chickpea and cassava flour and pea protein as the main ingredients. And the tortillas taste much like CAULIPOWER's pizza crust, according to a press release. (Did you know that California Pizza Kitchen was the first national restaurant to offer cauliflower crusts?)
The big question, though, is whether these cauliflower alternatives are actually better for you than a standard flour tortilla. Let's break it down.
In terms of nutritional content, one serving (two pieces) of the original CAULIPOWER tortilla has 120 calories, 1g fat, 25g carbs, and 310mg of sodium. The same serving size for the grain-free option has 140 calories, 4g fat, 19g carbs, and just 290mg sodium. Plus, the cauliflower makes them rich in nutrients like vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. To compare, just one standard flour tortilla has about 140 calories, 3.5g fat, 24g carbs, and 420mg sodium.
So, if you're looking to health-ify your tortilla game, the CAULIPOWER options are definitely a good bet. Bonus: Unlike regular tortillas, CAULIPOWER tortillas are kept frozen and reheated in a skillet or in the microwave, meaning they're likely to have a longer shelf life than regular and gluten-free tortillas. (Related: How to Make Healthy Homemade Wraps With Leftover Juice Pulp)
The only bad news: They're not available yet. Keep an eye out on Amazon for these goodies to drop sometime in February. (In the meantime, you can learn how to make healthy homemade wraps with leftover juice pulp.)