One of my favorite go to vegetables is Jicama. It’s a great snack anytime of the day or also at lunch or dinner. Jicama is a cross between an apple and a potato. Once you wash the outside and peel it, you can cut it up into strips and eat it. One of my favorites ways to eat Jicama is with a little lime juice and salt or you can drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle some paprika or chili powder. Jicama is a great swap out for tortilla chips when serving guacamole. You can also toss in olive oil, salt and pepper and bake until they turn into crispy fries.

It is one of the very low calorie root vegetables; carrying only 35 calories per 100 g. However, its high quality phyto-nutrition profile comprises of dietary fiber, and anti-oxidants, in addition to small proportions of minerals, and vitamins. It is rich in vitamin C and B and magnesium.

If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a whirl, you won’t be disappointed.