If you thought the days of cauliflower were over, you were wrong. Cauliflower tortillas will soon be on the market and they are the perfect gluten-free solution for quesadillas, burritos, tacos and anything else you can ever dream of.
This brand new preparation is presented to you by CAULIPOWER, a brand you know for its delicious cauliflower pizza crusts. You will soon be able to purchase two versions of these healthy tortillas: one that is grain-free and one that is the "original" recipe. (Associated: Delicious recipes that traders use Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi, rice, and pizza crust)
Both options use cauliflower as their source The difference is that the original tortilla is made from non-GMO corn masa (also known as maize flour), whereas the non-corn tortilla uses chickpea flour and pea protein as its main ingredients. "According to a press release, the tortillas taste like CAULIPOWER's pizza crust. (Did you know that California Pizza Kitchen was the first national restaurant to offer cauliflower crusts?)
The big question is, are these cauliflower alternatives actually better for you than a regular flour tortilla? Let's break it
One serving (2 pieces) of the original CAULIPOWER tortilla contains 120 calories, 1 g fat, 25 g carbohydrates, and 310 mg sodium The grain size option for the grain-free option is 140 calories, 4 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates and only 290 mg of sodium. In addition, the cauliflower makes it rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, folic acid and fiber. To compare, just a standard meal tortilla has about 140 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 24 grams of carbs, and 420 milligrams of sodium.
So if you're looking for a healthy tortilla game, the CAULIPOWER options are definitely a good bet. Bonus: Unlike traditional tortillas, CAULIPOWER tortillas are frozen in a pan or in the microwave and reheated, which means they are likely to have a longer shelf life than regular and gluten-free tortillas. (See also: How to Make Healthy Homemade Packages of Leftover Juice Pulp)
The only bad news: They are not yet available. Keep an eye on Amazon for these goodies to fall sometime in February. (In the meantime, you can learn how to make home-made homemade packs of leftover juice pulp.)