A delicious, mild root vegetable native to Mexico.
Jicama (also known as Mexican turnip or yam bean) is a crunchy, sweet yet starchy tuber. It has brown outer skin with a bright white interior. Despite the fact that it looks a lot like a potato, it doesn’t need to be cooked prior to being consumed as they do.
Health Benefits of Jicama:
Jicama is a great source of fiber and vitamin C, making it a great starchy carbohydrate for those looking to monitor blood sugar levels. It’s a particularly great source of inulin, a prebiotic fiber that helps to nourish the gut microbiome.
Nutrient Breakdown of Jicama:
*Per 1 cup, 120g (1)
- Carbohydrate | 10.6g
- Fiber | 5.9g
- Vitamin C | 40% DV
How To Use:
Jicama is delicious when simply peeled and chopped into cubes or matchsticks. It’s refreshing when eaten raw, almost like an apple! They can also be chopped into a slaw or tossed into a stir-fry.