An edible root vegetable. The roots exterior is yellow and papery, while its inside is creamy white with a crisp texture that resembles raw potato or pear. The flavor is sweet and starchy reminiscent of some apples or raw green beans, and it is usually eaten raw, sometimes with salt, lemon, or lime juice and chili power. It is also cooked in soups and stir-fried dishes.
Handling and Storage
Jicama should be stored dry, between 53-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Colder temperatures will damage the root – do not refrigerate! A fresh root stored at an appropriate temperature will keep for one to two months.
Mexican Yam; Mexican Turnip