These Tortillas Are Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, 8 Calories and Keto-Friendly

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Foods we'll welcome with open arms while on the ketogenic diet? Cheese, meat and all the avocados. Things we'll definitely miss? Ugh, carbs. We just can't quit you, taco Tuesday.

Luckily, there's a new tortilla option in town that's gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb—and only 8 calories apiece. Enter the Xica tortilla, made entirely from jicama.

Wait a sec: You've never tried jicama? The root vegetable is super popular in Mexican cuisine, and it happens to be really good for you, too. Jicama is high in fiber and vitamin C, plus it's been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels and improve digestion and gut health. It tastes kind of like a cross between a sweet pear and a potato, with a crisp, starchy texture that goes with everything from fruit salad to soup.

For comparison, a single yellow corn tortilla typically has about 50 calories and 10 grams of carbohydrates; a flour tortilla has about 90 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrates. Read: Xica tortillas are a keto-dieter's dream.

The best part is, you can use the jicama tortillas anywhere you'd use a regular one. Might we suggest chicken tacos with avocado, cabbage and cheese? Shrimp with pickled onions? The world is your oyster.

You can find Xica tortillas in the refrigerated aisle of your nearest grocery store. Welcome back, taco Tuesday. We missed you so much.

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Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...