“Jicama’s a slightly sweet and crunchy tuber that’s part of the legume family,” Scritchfield says. It’s low in calories and very high in inulin—a type of water-soluble fiber—which is a great source of gut-loving prebiotics. “Once you peel away its inedible husk-like peel, you’ll find a white starchy flesh with a crispy apple flavor rich in vitamin C,” she explains.
Dice or cut jicama into thin slices and toss with freshly chopped mint, minced jalapeño, arugula, and fresh lime juice with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt for a refreshing salad; or sprinkle jicama with chili pepper, salt, and fresh lime juice for a low-calorie snack.
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