JICAMA Pacchyrhizus erosus
A vine native to Mexico and grown for it edible tuberous roots that are also called yam beans. Jicama looks similar to a turnip and can be used as an alternative to water chestnuts. The creamy white flesh resembles raw potato or pear. The flavour is sweet and starchy like apple or green beans, they are usually eaten raw with a dusting of salt and chilli powder and a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Warning: The rest of this plant is poisonous, leave and seeds contain a toxin.Other Names: bengkuang, Yam Bean, Chinese potato, Chinese turnip, Mexican potato
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Customer Comments on Jicama
Jicama, Yam Bean
It is good to add to a salad, crunchy and sweet. Buy a packet of seeds from the asian grocery shop and plant them, grows nicely in QLD. A vital ingredient in malaysian spring roll. | Grace Lim - Bundaberg, QLD 30-Dec-2013
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Update: 59 days 16hrs
Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as jicama, Mexican yam.
Planted on 2014-12-04, died in January 2015 probably due to lack of care, too sunny location
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