Jicama is a root vegetable originally native to Mexico that has become a significant crop in Asia. These vegetables are round in shape with a thin, easily peeled skin and a white flesh that is edible cooked or raw. Jicama is sweet, crunchy, and slightly starchy in flavor: it tastes like a cross between Asian pear and water chestnut.
Uses: Slice the tough tips off of jicama and peel the skin. Slice into batons or matchsticks and add to your salads or cooked dishes for texture and flavor.