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A crisp, sweet turnip-shaped root vegetable (Pachyrhizus erosus) used raw in salads and as crudités or cooked in stews. Also called Mexican turnip, yam bean.

Jicama is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Jicama books and related discussion.

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Using and Preserving Jicama
Jicama. SHOPPER'S TIPS. • Look for brown jicama that are smooth, firm, and feel heavy for their size.
OCTOBER – Featured Vegetable: JICAMA. WASH. PEEL.
The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and
Scientific Name and Introduction: Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urban) is a root jicama in U.S.
Changes in the Quality of Fresh-cut Jicama in Relation to Storage

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Foods that changed a nation's eating habits
We sat down to a dinner of grilled salmon, steamed fresh asparagus, brown rice and an arugula-jicama salad. "Where did all this stuff come from?" I, in a memory mood, thought to myself.
Ceviche: Trendy restaurant item also easy to make at home
More Americanized versions call for cooking the seafood and serving it in a tomato base - such as ketchup or tomato sauce - with vegetables such as cucumber and jicama. The result is a tangy, spicy and sweet concoction.
There's more to Bread Box Bakery & Cafe than cakes and cookies
Homey cafe delights
It's made with shredded cabbage, chunks of jicama and dill pickle. You can even take home a tub ($4 per pound). Dessert: Scones ($2 each) are on the limited pastry menu.
Back To School And Nutrition Is In The Lesson Plan
Colpak says whether you're trying to get kids to eat something new - at school or home - the same rules apply. "When introducing new foods, do it in small quantities, and do it frequently.

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Pachyrhizus erosus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jicama in the Philippines is referred to as "singkamas".
What Is Jicama?
Aug 20, 2011 Jicama is a sweet, root vegetable that looks like a turnip. It can be eaten raw and is often found in salads. Jicama is best used in...
For those who still haven't met the jicama it is a vegetable humble, if not homely in appearance.
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Yambean (jicama), raw
Nutrition facts and Information for Yambean (jicama), raw.
jicama : Encyclopedia : Food Network
Learn about jicama from Food Network's Food Terms Encyclopedia.

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