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can you give me information on hickama(i believe that is how it is spelled)

It is actually spelled "jicama"  but pronounced as you have spelled it. Jicama is a root vegetable sometimes called a Mexican potato. It looks similar to a large turnip or radish. It has brown papery skin which is peeled before eating. Jicama has white crisp flesh that may taste similar to a pear or apple. It can be eaten raw, and is a great addition to a veggie platter as it does not discolor when exposed to air, or cooked in a stir fry. When cooked it takes on the flavors it is cooked with.



Jicama is an excellent source of fiber with 6grams for one cup, and gives you 43% of your daily value of vitamin C. It is low in calories with only 49 calories for one cup.



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  1. Thanks so much for this info. My husband is a foodie and he bought one at Wholefoods market and I didn’t know what it was. Now I do and will use it in a salad tonight.

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