If you’re looking for an alternative to the starchy potato, jicama should be on your list of vegetables to try. Also known as a Mexican turnip, jicama is a root vegetable similar to a turnip, that is also fat-free, low in calories and high in vitamin C. Jicama has a bland taste to it, but that allows it to take on the flavor of whatever it is cooked with. If you have sliced jicama to use enjoy or use in a recipe and have leftover slices, store them properly so you can enjoy this healthy snack later.
Things You'll Need
Wrap sliced jicama tightly with plastic wrap in small bundles of several slices each, depending on how thin you sliced the vegetable.
Place the wrapped jicama bundles into an airtight plastic container.
Place the container in the refrigerator to store. Use within one week.
If you want to freeze the sliced jicama, it must be cooked before doing so because raw jicama does not freeze well.
References and ResourcesSally Bernstein; Jicama; Louise Fitzer and Jeanette Ferrary
National Center for Home Food Preservation; Using and Preserving Jicama; Elaine M. D'Sah, Ph.d; Septemberr 2004
Still Tasty: Jicama - Fresh, Raw
ResourcesSimply Fries; Jicama; Elise; May 2008
Food Network; Jicama Matchstick Fires; George Stella; 2005