Jicama (pronounced Hicama) is a root vegetable native to South America. It is also known as the mexican bean yam, and popular in Asia by many other names.

It has a mild sweet taste BUT it is low in calories, and high in fibre, potassium and vitamin C.

This root vegetable is next on my list of things to find at the asian grocery. I'll upload recipe ideas in the coming weeks, watch out for them on the vegetables page.

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