An Arepa is a corn meal cake. Originating in South America, they are very popular amongst Latinos. Arepas are precooked discs with a soft and crispy texture. They are ready to eat; simply grill them, bake them, or fry them. Arepas are perfect for breakfast and as a snack. Add your favorite topping or have as a complement to any dish. The Tropical Cheese Arepa Blanca is made of 100% white corn grits. It is fat free and cholesterol free. This is a gluten free food.