Saturday, August 15, 2015

Get To the Root-Jicama

jicamaJicama, also known as the Mexican yam is a white turnip-like starchy root vegetable that is abundantly available in the spring and summer. It's described as a cross between a pear and a potato, slightly sweet and deliciously crunchy. Jicama has a thick brown inedible skin which contains a poisonous compound, so be sure to peel before eating. This crunchy character boasts only 49 calories per cup in addition to its high quality phyto-nutrients: dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Read more...

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