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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

SELECT

Prounounced “hih-kuh-muh”. Before you go trying to find these in the store, we thought you should know how to say it first (in case you have to ask where to find them). 

Select tubers that are firm and unblemished with a slightly silky sheen. 

Nutrient Content Claims
Low in calories, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of fiber, Good source of Vitamin C 

Health Claims
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Jicama is fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. 
    Jicama is sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Jicama is sodium free. 
  • Jicama, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Jicama contains no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol. 

Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Jicama is a good source of fiber.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Jicama is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. 

STORE

Jicamas can be stored for up to 2 weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

SERVE

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Jicama 

Check out our jicama recipes!   

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Foods  
African / Latino / Mexican   

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Social Media Posts 

Watch this video to learn how to properly peel & cut Jicama from chef Andrew Dole, RD. http://ow.ly/hx4z303or71 @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Pitas are on the menu for #MeatlessMonday! Avocado, corn, jicama, & MORE come together to make this Rainbow Veggie Pocket: http://ow.ly/OeeIp @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Kick your side dish up a notch and enjoy this Jicama Slaw with Curry-Lime Dressing! So yummy! http://ow.ly/MhNB4 @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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