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Jicama Know Your Fruits and Veggies

Jicama

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Jicama plant grows as a vine and is actually a legume or member of the bean family. The root of the plant tastes like a cross between an apple and a potato. It has the texture of water chestnuts. Store these roots in the refrigerator until ready to use. Peel off the brown shell and any fibrous material directly under the skin. These fruits can be eaten raw in salads or served with dip, or cooked in stir fry, roasted or added to soups and stews. Jicama is also a good source of vitamin C.

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
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