Jicama is a round root vegetable originally from the Mexican peninsula. It’s grown in Central America, the Caribbean, the Andes and South Asia, where it’s a valuable food source. Its texture is similar to a turnip, but the taste when raw is more like an apple. The skin is tough and needs to be peeled. It’s high in fiber, and helps promote good bacteria in the gut. It’s also a valuable source of vitamin C, and includes some B vitamins, potassium and other minerals. Since it’s low in calories, it’s a great food to snack on.
This recipe is from Grills Gone Vegan, by Tamasin Noyes, reprinted with permission. Read more