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How to Store Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps (Explained)

How to Store Trader Joe's Jicama Wraps

Trader Joe’s food lines are a very convenient purchase for those who are particularly averse to prepping for meals, as it helps you prepare for meals easily by providing food items which don’t require a lot of prepping, such as their Jicama Wraps.

The question remains, how to store Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps? The wraps are a perishable item which are stored in refrigerators at the store and thus should be refrigerated after purchase as well. The wraps are made of thinly sliced jicama, which lasts about a week when refrigerated.

Stay with us to find out everything and more about storing Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps, how to use them after storing, and how to maintain their freshness and quality while storing.

Selecting a Storage Container for Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps

Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps can be stored as is in the container that they come with in the refrigerator. This is for when they’re still unopened and fresh for future use. 

However, if you want to be more cautious about already opened Jicama Wrap boxes, you can get an airtight sealed box or glass dish and store them in it instead.

Keep a paper towel or a moisture absorbing cloth in the dish near the Wraps to make sure they don’t go soggy or slimy after being opened. Glass Tupperware is also a good alternative to storing the Jicama Wraps.

Storing Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps in the Refrigerator

If you’re storing Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps in a freezer where there’s already a lot of things stored, look for a space that provides air tight vacuum sealing or a horizontal shelf.

This will help keep your Jicama Wraps fresh to use in the future without them going soggy or bad.

The Jicama Wraps are made from organic ingredients and will not go bad for a week if stored in the refrigerator under an air tight space.

However, if you notice the wraps turning a yellow color or smelling a bit weirder than they should, that means they’re oxidizing and need to be either thrown away or used as soon as possible.

If you notice the wraps turning an unusual color like pink or otherwise, contact Trader Joe’s customer support and ask them all about it, they’ll be able to tell you whether or not your wraps are still usable. 

Freezing Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps

Contrary to popular beliefs, Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps can also be frozen for longer periods of time than they would last for in the refrigerator.

When refrigerated, they last for about a week, but when frozen, they last for about 3-6 months. However, there’s a proper method to freezing the Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps so that they can be frozen properly:

Step 1: take out your Jicama Wraps from their packaging.

Step 2: pan fry the wraps on low heat for a few minutes, to remove all their moisture and reduce texture for using after thawing.

Step 3: set aside all your Jicama Wraps after pan frying and then store them in the freezer, in a dish or in the wrapping that they came in.

Step 4: before using after frozen, thaw them, and then heat them up in the pan once again to get the desired texture. 

Thawing and Using Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps

To properly defrost, thaw and then use Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps, follow these steps:

  1. Take the container out from the freezer and then put it in the refrigerator overnight to defrost them a little.
  2. Then, take out the defrosted Jicama Wraps from the fridge and use it quickly for it to remain crisp and not soggy.
  3. For better texture when using, we recommend that you pan fry or microwave the Jicama Wraps for a few minutes (not a lot, as that would make the wraps very dry and hard to chew). This would also evaporate all the moisture left behind by the defrosted ice crystals on the Jicama Wraps, and give you a nice, crisp wrap to use for tortillas, enchiladas, etc.

For using the Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps, you can either eat them as is after pan frying/microwaving (make sure to only microwave in 30-second intervals), or you can make a dish out of them by either preparing a taco filling (hot or cold) and using them to make tacos, empanadas, quesadillas, or enchiladas.

They can even serve as a side for your taco salad to bring some more flavor to it.

Since they have a sweet and tangy flavor, they can also be used to make desserts, or act as the base for some desserts like trifles.

Tips for Maintaining the Quality of Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps

Preserving and maintaining the quality of an organic and fresh food ingredient such as Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps can be a tough thing if you don’t know the proper procedure to preserve them for future use.

Here are a few tips to prepare you so that you can properly maintain the quality of the Jicama Wraps to last as long as possible:

  • Seal them in an airtight or vacuumed container when freezing or even refrigerating to avoid them becoming soggy and retaining a lot of moisture.
  • To get rid of a lot of moisture before freezing, cook them on low heat in a pan and pat down the excess moisture with a paper towel before putting in the freezer.
  • When microwaving, cover the wraps with a heated towel so that the wraps don’t lose a lot of moisture, and don’t overheat them, otherwise they’ll become dry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps Be Frozen?

Yes, they can be frozen. However, we recommend that you freeze them following a proper procedure so that your Jicama Wraps turn out well for using even after defrosting and thawing.

Are You Supposed to Heat up Jicama Wraps?

There’s no compulsion, it all depends on your preferences. If you prefer to eat your Jicama Wraps warm, heat them up in a pan, in a microwave, or steam them for better use.

How Do You Reheat Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps?

To reheat Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps, place them in a heat safe dish, and microwave them for a bit. Alternatively, you could steam them in a broiler, or fry them in a pan.

Are Trader Joe’s Jicama Wraps Healthy?

Yes, they’re as healthy a tortilla alternative as they come. Not only do they contain zero saturated fats, they’re also keto and kosher friendly, making them very popular among those who prefer healthier food options.

Final Thoughts

Trader Joe’s Jicama wraps are a good option for those people, including home chefs who like low carb foods with a light flavor to them. They can even be used to make other dishes very quickly if you have guests coming over and are in need of a quick fix.

To store these Jicama Wraps, you can either refrigerate them or freeze them, depending on when you’re going to use them and how you prefer their texture to be when cooking or eating. If you want a fresher feel, store them in the fridge, and if you want long term usage without caring much for the texture, freeze them to make the most out of the food item.

We hope you use this information to your advantage the next time you’re on a grocery run to your nearest Trader Joe’s, and that they prove to be a good snack or meal for your daily routine. 


Shane is a fitness enthusiast who also has a passion for trying and cooking new foods. His favorite stores to shop at include Trader Joe's, Wholefoods Market, Sprouts, Stater Brothers, and Target.

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