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FAQs about jicama
The jicama root's flesh will not harm you. The plant, however, contains the toxin rotenone, a very poisonous compound commonly used to poison fish and insects. Besides the flesh of the root, the entire plant contains this toxin, making it unsuitable and dangerous to consume. You should always peel the skin entirely and wash thoroughly to avoid ingesting rotenone. The skin of the root may not have as much toxin in it as the stems and leaves but can still make you very ill if you eat enough.
Jicama provides a good source for vitamin C, containing 27% of the daily recommended value. Vitamin C has been linked to good bone health and immune system strength. There are many other vitamins found in jicama, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folate, and choline. This mineral-rich root also contains calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Jicama has virtually no fat, zero sodium, and is high in dietary fiber.
No, but jicama shares many similarities with the water chestnut and even goes by the name Mexican chestnut in some regions. The flesh of the root has a very similar texture with a juicy crunch. Jicama doesn't brown after slicing like the water chestnut.