- Dietary fiber – improves digestion; prevents constipation
- Vitamin B6 – improves brain function
- Pantothenic acid – maintains a healthy nervous system
- Manganese – together with other minerals, boosts bone density
Look for firm jicamas with tightly fitting unbruised skin. Avoid soft or wet spots and shriveled skin. Pick smaller jicamas to enjoy a sweeter taste.
Uncut: just like potatoes, store it in a cool dry place, uncovered. Beware of moisture – jicama molds easily.
Cut: in a plastic bag in the crisper, it will keep for up to 2 weeks.