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Jicama - 1pc (approx. 700g)

Original price HK$45.00 - Original price HK$45.00
Original price
HK$45.00 - HK$45.00
Current price HK$45.00
What is Jicama? 
Jicama (pronounced "hee-ka-ma") is a root vegetable that is native to Mexico and Central America. It is also known as the Mexican turnip or yam bean.
Jicama is a round, bulbous root vegetable with a brown, papery skin and white, crunchy flesh.
It is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Jicama has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a crisp, juicy texture, similar to that of a water chestnut.
It can be eaten raw or cooked, and is often used in salads, slaws, stir-fries, and other dishes.
Jicama is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that adds a refreshing crunch to many dishes.

How to eat Jicama?

Jicama is a versatile root vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. Here are some ideas on how to eat jicama:

1. Raw: Jicama can be eaten raw, either alone as a snack or sliced and added to salads, slaws, or as a garnish. Simply peel the brown skin and slice the flesh into strips or cubes.

2. Stir Fry: Jicama can be added to stir-fries with other vegetables and proteins like chicken, beef, or tofu. Slice the jicama into thin strips and stir-fry on high heat with other ingredients.

3. Chips: Jicama can be sliced thinly and baked in the oven to make crispy and flavorful jicama chips. Simply toss the sliced jicama with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and bake until crispy.

4. Salad: Jicama adds a refreshing crunch to salads. Simply peel and cube the jicama, and add it to a salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, and a citrus vinaigrette.

5. Slaw: Jicama can be used to make a delicious and crunchy slaw. Simply shred the jicama, carrots, and cabbage, and toss with a dressing made from lime juice, honey, and olive oil.

6. Dumpling Fillings: Jicama can be used to add an extra crunch to dumpling fillings. At Foodcraft, we offer a Vegan Jade Dumplings With Preserved Radish Chilli Sauce Making Class where we teach how to make vegan dumplings that include jicama for its unique texture. Join our class to learn how to make these beautiful and delicious vegan dumplings!

Remember to wash and peel the jicama before using, and enjoy its refreshing flavor and crisp texture in a variety of dishes.

Jicama's Nutrition
Jicama is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense root vegetable that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Here are some of the nutritional values of jicama:

One cup (130 grams) of raw jicama contains approximately:
Calories: 49
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 0 grams
Vitamin C: 44% of the Daily Value (DV)
Folate: 4% of the DV
Potassium: 6% of the DV
Magnesium: 4% of the DV
Iron: 4% of the DV

Jicama is also a good source of antioxidants and prebiotic fiber, which can help support gut health. Its low calorie and high fiber content make it a great option for those looking to manage their weight or improve their digestion.

Produce of Hong Kong

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