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    How to Sprout a Jicama Root

    by Megan Shoop
    The jicama root, sometimes called the Mexican potato, is native to New Mexico, southern Texas and Mexico. It tastes something like an apple and has the consistency of a potato, but contains less starch and fewer calories. For these reasons, jicama roots make a healthy, sweet addition to coleslaw and...
    • Julie Cady

      Jicama, Low in calories but high in fiber, this lesser-known root vegetable is a pleasant change of pace from more common veggies. Its crisp texture and slight sweetness is especially refreshing in the summer. Try it cut into sticks, sliced into salads or shred it for tacos. Read More http://www.ivillage.com/trying-lose-weight-50-delicious-and-healthy-foods-and-drinks-fill-you/4-b-415468#ixzz2BGaxCRY7 Sign up for iVillage Special Offers

    • Patty Leedom

      How to Sprout a Jicama Root

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      How to Cook Jicama

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    • Linda Hillgrove

      Haven't had jicama since the '80s. After buying one a few years later, only to find it streaked with brown, did not try it again until today. Had a peach salsa with it which my husband liked (he doesn't like veggies). Low in sugar and salt and no fat. Eat raw, or saute for the crunch effect. Will try it in a fruit salad which will be a treat to beat the heat.

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