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Jicama

This is a common root vegetable in Central and South America. You may also find it in the market listed as a yambean or Mexican turnip.

It is a distant cousin of the potato and it looks a lot like one (some call it the Mexican Potato). It is, however, much more like a turnip or other root vegetable. The thin brown outer skin should be peeled to reveal a slightly sweet, white flesh is similar in texture to daikon radishes or water chestnuts.

It has tons of fiber at about 5 1/2 grams in a 4 ounce serving.

4 ounces jicama = 43 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, <1g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 5mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol