Description: Jicama is actually a legume that looks similar to a turnip or a large radish. The average size of a jicama at market is about 3 lbs though they can grow up to 50. Jicama have a juicy and crunchy flesh and light brown exterior.
Facts: Popular dietary staple in Central and South America. The skin is typically peeled before eating it raw. Raw jicama tastes similar to a pear or apple. It also does not discolor when exposed to the open air.
Availability: year round
Serving Size: ½ cup
Storage: It can be stored for up to 2 weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Benefits: Fat free, sodium free, good source of fiber, excellent source of vitamin C.