A one cup serving of Jicama provides 25% of the RDV of Fiber which is important for the health of our digestive system.
People taking blood thinners should not consume large amounts of Vitamin K (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, parsley, etc.). Jicama is an almost negligible source of Vitamin K, making it a good veggie choice for those watching their intake.
Jicama is a rich source of Vitamin C which our body needs to maintain the health of our immune system.
Jicama is a good source of all B Vitamins except for B-12.
One large Jicama offers over 50% of the recommended daily value of Potassium.
Jicama can be eaten raw or cooked.
Fun Fact: While we can eat the Jicama root the seeds are HIGHLY toxic. The seeds contain a compound called rotenone which is used to make insecticide and fish poison.