Jimaca Opinion (following up on yesterday's blog)
Thursday, January 10, 2019
To answer some of the questions that responders asked me on yesterday's blog, I bought the jimaca out of curiosity and the fact that it was only a dollar. It was twice the size of a baseball and looked like a potato.
Harder to peel and cut than I anticipated, I carved out a pieceimmediately to appease my curious mind. Okay, let's see. I think it would be an acquired taste. Not terrible or even bad, just different.
The consistency is like a potato, and the sweetness is kinda like a pear, but not quite. I put some in my salad and saved some for a snack. I also wondered if it has any nutritional value and here's what I found...
"Nutritional Value of Jicama. Jicama’s health benefits are mainly derived from the unique mixture of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other organic compounds, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and a small amount of protein."
Bottom line, I wouldn't go out of my way to look for it and buy it again. Have a happy, healthy day.