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