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Jicama – All to Know

Have you ever seen a jicama at the grocery store and wondered what it was? If so, you’re not alone! This unique vegetable can be found in many Mexican dishes and has been gaining popularity across Australia. In this blog post, we’ll go over the basics of jicama – from its unique flavor profile to its various health benefits. Keep reading to learn all about this veggie!

What is Jicama?

Jicama (pronounced hee-kah-mah) is a root vegetable that looks like a large turnip. It is native to Mexico but is now available in most parts of the world. The outside of the vegetable covered in a brownish skin which must peel before use. The flesh inside is white and crunchy with a slightly sweet taste.

Nutritional Value

Jicama is low in calories but packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It also contains small amounts of protein, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Additionally, jicama contains several beneficial compounds including polyphenols and antioxidants which are thought to offer anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.


Eaten raw or cooked. Also used as a side dish or added to salads or salsas for an extra crunchy texture. Additionally, they can boil as well baked, roasted, or grilled just like other vegetables. It also makes a great snack when cut into strips and served with dip!


An incredibly versatile vegetable that offers numerous health benefits and delicious flavor combinations. Its mild taste pairs well with spices such as cayenne pepper or garlic powder while its crunchy texture adds interest to any dish.

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