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Old 05-13-2014, 23:35   #1
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I recently read about a new product, a tortilla substitute, several years in development. They are called Gem Wraps, made by the New Gem Company in Stockton, CA. Their website says they are available on the east coast of the US but not out here in the west. They are rectangular wraps made from vegetable & fruit puree, sort of like fruit leather but not at all tough and only 2-3 g carb each. Instructions are given on the package for sealing the wrap then letting it sit for a couple of minutes to hydrate. They are meant to roll up some cold cuts or some such in, just as you would a flour tortilla. They are still quite expensive - $9.99 for 12. I've tried some and discovered I'm not very good a wrapping but will continue practicing. Here's the link: Tortilla Substitute | GemWraps | Gluten-Free Wrap | Low Carb Wrap | NewGem

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I am just looking around their website. I think it's strange that they don't include the ingredients list anywhere.

Edit: My fault, I found it. I see each flavor is almost entirely fruit/vegetable purees. I am curious what your numbers were before and after your wrap. Can you share them please?

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I'd be interested in how your numbers fared too. They look kind of yummy but all those fruits and veggies make me a bit nervous.

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I haven't checked my numbers but will soonest. FYI, they are very thin but have a lot of tensile strength - they hold up well. I'll see what I can do.

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For me, lettuce wraps seem cheaper and easier.

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OK, I tested these GemWraps with my meter. I stuffed one with tuna salad (tuna, HB egg, mayo, S&P, celery, onion), let it "hydrate" then gobbled it down. before: 139, 1 hr later 140, 2 hr later 142. Then I got busy. I agree that a lettuce wrap is quite adequate and certainly cheaper. But I must admit that I enjoyed the added tang of mango/chipotle added by the wrap.

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OK, I tested these GemWraps with my meter. I stuffed one with tuna salad (tuna, HB egg, mayo, S&P, celery, onion), let it "hydrate" then gobbled it down. before: 139, 1 hr later 140, 2 hr later 142. Then I got busy. I agree that a lettuce wrap is quite adequate and certainly cheaper. But I must admit that I enjoyed the added tang of mango/chipotle added by the wrap.
I think you may just need to add different flavors to your mayo. They do make chipotle mayo, you know. And I'm pretty sure that you could find a DaVinci sweetener to add some sweet fruitiness to it. You can make chipotle ranch dressing just to put on the lettuce. Go wild!

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I posted the comment below on another thread then thought it would be good to add to this one too.

I've had really good luck with Mama Lupe's Tortillas from netrition.com. I fry one up crispy in bacon fat,melt cheese in it, then top with avocado, hot sauce, and sour cream. I may go up into the 90's sometimes at 1 hr, but drop into the 80's for 2 and 3 hrs. I don't eat them often though.

A really good treat is fry one up in CO and sprinkle Ideal Brown Sugar and cinnamon on it. Yum!

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I was just glad to see some enterprising soul attempting to make a carb heavy staple with something not only low carb but also nutritious. I hope this is the beginning of a good trend.

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