Jicama

From WikiMD

Jicama in a bin
Jicama in a bin

Interesting facts about Jicama

  • Are you aware that jicama is pronounced --- hick-ah-mah?
  • Are you aware that jicama is a root vegetable?
  • Are you aware that jicama is also called the Mexican potato, Mexican
  • yam bean, Chinese turnip or potato, ahipa, lo bok and saa got?
  • Are you aware that jicama looks like a turnip or large radish?
  • Are you aware that jicama has a short root?
  • Are you aware that a jicama can range in weight from one-half pound to five pounds?
  • Are you aware that jicama has a thin tan or brown skin? (The thin skin is usually peeled before eating.)
Chayote Jicama Slaw with Handmade Tortillas
Chayote Jicama Slaw with Handmade Tortillas
  • Are you aware that the flesh of jicama is white?
  • Are you aware that jicama seeds were used by Aztecs as a medicine?
  • Are you aware that jicama is widely grown in Mexico and Central America?
  • Are you aware that jicama is a popular food in the diets of Latin Americans and Mexicans?
  • Are you aware that jicama is crisp, crunchy and slightly sweet?
  • Are you aware that jicama can be eaten raw or lightly cooked?
  • Are you aware that you store whole jicamas just like potatoes? (Store jicamas in a cool, dry place.)
Ensalada de Jicama
Ensalada de Jicama
  • Are you aware that jicama is a great low calorie snack with a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice?
  • Are you aware that jicama is great substitute for water chestnuts in stir-fries?
  • Are you aware that jicama does not discolor when exposed to air? (Raw jicama is a great item for a vegetable platter served with dips.)
  • Are you aware that jicama is high in vitamin C? (One cup contains 20% of the recommended daily value. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.)

Nutritional information on Jicama

USDA LOGO
Faq-icon.png
Wikipedia
CMP-icon
YouTube videos
Reddit Pinterest.png Twitter.png Instagram
Food Portal | Food | Nutrition | Diet | Keto | Glycemic index

NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs

edit 

About WikiMD

About us: WikiMD is a free medical encyclopedia and wellnesspedia moderated by medical professionals.

Our mission: Provide up to date physician reviewed health, nutrition and wellness information for free in over 100 languages.

Join us: This article is a stub. Help improve Jicama or others. Do not trust amateurs with your life! Join us in this effort!. Paid editors welcome.

Pubmed.png Uptodate.png Wikipedia Reddit YouTube videos
W8MD weight loss logo

Ad. Tired of being overweight?. W8MD's insurance Weight loss program can HELP*

Quick links: Medicine Portal | Encyclopedia‏‎‏‎ | Gray's Anatomy‏‎ | Topics‏‎ |‏‎ Diseases‏‎ | Drugs | Wellness | Obesity‏‎ | Metabolic syndrome | Weight loss*
Disclaimer: The entire contents of WIKIMD.ORG are for informational purposes only and do not render medical advice or professional services. If you have a medical emergency, you should CALL 911 immediately! Given the nature of the wiki, the information provided may not be accurate, misleading and or incorrect. Use the information on this wiki at your own risk! See full Disclaimer.
Link to this page: <a href="http://www.wikimd.org/wiki/Jicama">Jicama</a>

  • Individual results may vary for weight loss from our sponsors.