Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in red blood cell formation
Aids in weight loss
Anti-inflammatory
Increases immunity
May reduce cholesterol
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes eye health
Promotes heart health
Reduces risk of colon cancer
Relieves arthritis

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 medium; Calories: 250; Fat: 0.6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 26mg; Carbs: 58g; Fiber:32g; Sugars: 12g; Protein: 4.7g; Potassium: 28%DV; Vitamin A: 2%DV; Vitamin C: 221%DV; Calcium: 7%DV; Iron: 22%DV

Did You Know?

  • Jicama is rich with vitamins A, C, K and the B vitamins
  • One small jicama root contains about 4 milligrams of iron – that amounts to about 22% of the daily recommended allowance
  • Including jicama in your daily juice fix helps prevent cold and flu
  • Jicama's fiber is infused with oligofructose inulin

 

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Baked
  • Boiled

Farming Trivia:

  • It is also known by names like yam bean, Mexican water chestnut, Mexican potato, Mexican turnip, yacon and sengkwang
  • Jicama is grown in the warm climates of Central America, the Caribbean, the Andes Mountain regions, and Southern Asia
  • Look for firm, round tubers and store in cook dark place for up to four weeks, in the refrigerator when cut.

 

 

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.