Jicama ( HEE-Kah-Ma) is an edible root that resembles a really large turnip in shape but the skin is thin and brown like a potato. The inside white flesh is that of a crisp and juicy apple or pear but the taste is sort of like a combo of the two. I did some research and found out that jicama is native to Mexico, where it's sometimes referred to as yam bean. The plant is a member of the bean family, and its vine can grow up to 20 feet in length. The root is the only edible portion of the plant . It's leaves and seeds contain a mild toxin. (interesting !). Jicama is a good source of Potassium, Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.
Lets eat good!