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Discover how to prepare this root vegetable


How to select

Select tubers that are firm and unblemished with a slightly silky sheen.

How to store

Jicamas can be stored for up to 2 weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Peak season

Peak season:fall and winter







How to use

  • Cut jicama into sticks and use as a raw vegetable.
  • Add jicama to a stir fry.
  • Make jicama chips. Peel jicama and thinly slice. Arrange on a plate and squeeze with juice of 1/2 lime. Sprinkle lightly with salt, sugar, and chili powder. Chill for 20 minutes and serve.
  • Try roasting or sautéing jicama.
  • Add julienne jicama to any dish for an extra crunch.

Did you know...

  • Pronounced HEE-KAH-MAH, jicama is a relative of the potato family and can weigh between a few ounces to 6 pounds.
  • The root is edible but the above-ground portions are toxic.
  • The taste is like a cross between a potato and a pear.
  • Native Americans used jicama seeds as fish poison causing the fish to rise to the surface and to be caught much easier.

How to Cut Jicama

How to Cut a Jicama

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