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Jicama Jicama Jicama

Subtly sweet and simple to prepare, the jicama root makes for a satisfying, healthy snack. This Mexican tuber looks a bit like a turnip, and is also considered an alternative to water chestnuts in stir fry recipes. If you haven’t already added this delightful little delicacy to your kitchen shelf, why not pick one up the next time you’re at the market? They’re inexpensive, low in calories, fat free, and high in potassium, fiber and Vitamin C. Click here for more nutrition facts.

The perfect diet snack--and great for most with food allergies.

So, how do we prepare one of these little gems? The skin peels off easily with a potato or fruit peeler. Then rinse, slice into sticks, toss with lime juice, and sprinkle lightly with salt and paprika. This is the most popular way to eat them of which I’m aware. But, jicama has become popular far beyond the borders of Mexico, and it is prepared in various ways throughout Latin America. So anyone who has other ways of preparing jicama–please write in and share!

Fast, easy, and delicious--the perfect snack!

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