It’s Jicama Time! Get Back to Your Juicy Roots

It’s Jicama Time! Get Back to Your Juicy Roots

If you have not tried jicama yet, you are missing out! Aside from being healthy, it’s a truly enjoyable to eat. Among its glories are its irresistible crispiness, subtly refreshing sweetness, and satisfying versatility in salads. Don’t be fooled by its plain potato-like appearance. Although it’s a root veggie, it’s also a bit like a fruit. You’re sure to experience juicy love at first bite. Pick some up the next time you go to the market, and try the recipe below!

Healthy Highlights of Jicama

  1. Very high in fiber. A one cup serving contains 1/4 of your daily recommended intake
  2. It contains inulin, a prebiotic which assists probiotics to do their best during your digestive process
  3. Low glycemic—good for diabetics
  4. High in vitamin C, therefore immune-boosting

How to Procure and Prepare Jicama

If you don’t find it at the supermarket, check your local specialty Mexican, Latin American, and Asian markets. Keep it as you do other root vegetables, in a cool, dark place. When you’re ready to prepare it, remove the firm skin.

 

Recipe for Apple Jicama Coleslaw

Author: Chef John, foodwishes.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 small organic green cabbage, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 organic jicama, sliced into 1/4-inch strips on a vegetable slicer
  • 1 large organic Fuji apple, sliced into 1/4-inch strips on a vegetable slicer

For the dressing:

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Prep methods are explained in this video. Thanks to Food Wishes for sharing this great recipe and video!

 

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