Our Jicama is harvested at its peak and shipped fresh!
What Is Jicama?
The Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), also known as Yam Bean or the “Mexican Turnip,” is a vine native to Mexico. The edible root has a brownish-yellow, paper-like skin with a crunchy white interior, similar to a potato. The inside of the Jicama is semi-sweet, as well as starchy, and is delicious enough to be eaten raw. This root, though native to Mexico, was initially spread to the Philippines by the Spaniards, and eventually grown in Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia. Now you can enjoy this international staple grown locally by our farmers in the Redlands of South Florida.
About Jicama (Yam Bean)
How To Eat Jicama (Yam Bean)
Simply peel the outside skin, cut up the root’s flesh and enjoy this healthy energy source.
- Raw with lime juice, salt, lemon, and chili powder
- Cut peeled Jicama into thin pieces and dipped into salsa
- In addition to salads
- With plain fish or chicken
Health Benefits of Jicama (Yam Bean)
- High in dietary fiber and carbohydrates
- Vitamins C, A, B