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Jicama

Nutritional Information

1 cup, jicama

  • Calories 49
  • Calories from Fat 1.08
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.12g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.027g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.056g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 5mg0%
  • Potassium 195mg6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 11.47g4%
  • Dietary Fiber 6.4g26%
  • Sugars 2.34g
  • Protein 0.94g2%
  • Calcium 2mg0%
  • Iron 4mg22%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 44%

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Jicama on Wikipedia:

Pachyrhizus erosus Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Fabales Family: Fabaceae Subfamily: Faboideae Genus: Pachyrhizus Species: P. erosus Binomial name Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urb.

Jícama (pronounced /ˈhɪkÉ™mÉ™/, Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxikama], from Nahuatl xicamatl, [ʃiˈkamatɬ]), also Yam and Mexican Turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant's edible tuberous root. Jícama is one species in the genus Pachyrhizus. Plants in this genus are commonly referred to as yam bean, although the term ``yam bean`` can be another name for jícama. The other major species of yam beans are also indigenous within the Americas.

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Botany

The jícama vine can reach a height of 4-5 metres given suitable support. Its root can attain lengths of up to 2 m and weigh up to 20 kilograms.

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