By Zora Hughes

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.

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Jicama's texture is similar to that of a water chestnut.

Step 1

Wrap sliced jicama tightly with plastic wrap in small bundles of several slices each, depending on how thin you sliced the vegetable.

Step 2

Place the wrapped jicama bundles into an airtight plastic container.

Step 3

Place the container in the refrigerator to store. Use within one week.