J is for Jicama + Alkaline Recipes to Try!

This is the 10th installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

J is for Jicama

Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable. The rough brown skin should be peeled before eating or cooking, leaving only the white crunchy flesh. The flavor is slightly sweet and a little nutty, and jicama can be served both raw and cooked.

Jicama is low calorie and fat-free, rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of dietary and soluble fiber. It also contains folic acid, beta-carotene, minerals magnesium, copper, iron and manganese, and valuable B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and thiamin.

Jicama promotes health in many ways. It:

  • Has anti-oxidant properties that help the body scavenge for harmful free radicals
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Offers protection from cancers and viruses
  • Helps control cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart problems
  • Strengthens capillaries and may lower the incidences or severity of bruising
  •  Lowers homocysteine levels

Jicama recipes to try:

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