- PLU #4626
- 20 lb
- Jícama is a crispy, sweet, edible root that resembles a turnip, although the plants are not related. Jícama is native to Mexico. The root’s skin is yellow and papery. Inside is creamy white with a crisp texture that resembles raw potato or pear. Jícama is sweet and tastes somewhat like an apple or raw green beans.
- Jicama has a unique flavor which tastes great in salads, salsas, and vegetable platters. Jicama is excellent raw and is sometimes eaten plain. Jicama is often used in stews, stir-fries, juices and as stuffing. It can also be used as a substitute for water chestnut in Chinese dishes. It is often paired with chili powder, cilantro, ginger, lemon, lime, orange, red onion, salsa, sesame oil, grilled fish, and soy sauce.
- Mexico, USA (Very common in salads)
Country of origin
- Color –Creamy white
- Cleanliness – Must be clean (no dirt, spotting, dust, or any other foreign material).
- Other – Can have no scarring, cracks, splits, or breaks, or mechanical damage.
- Defects –Drying out, or Fungus
- Wax : preserves the fruit in good conditions through the delivery
Display and storage
- Storage- 35-45 degrees, dry environment
- Display- Room temperature
- Shelf life- 7-10 days