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What kinds of nutrients are in a jicama?

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One medium-sized jicama has:

  • 250 calories
  • 32 grams of fiber
  • 12 grams of sugar
  • 4 grams of protein
  • 15%-19% of your daily recommended vitamin C

From: Health Benefits of Jicama WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: "Jicama."

Sierra Harvest: "Conquering the fear of jicama!"

EatFresh.org: "Jicama."

University of Illinois Extension: "A unique treat: jicama."

United States Department of Agriculture: "USDA branded food products database."

Utah State University Extension: "Jicama."

Baptist Health: "Jicama vs. potatoes health benefits."

Harvard Health Publishing: "6 ways to enjoy fiber in your diet."

Iowa Department of Public Health: "Jicama."

ECHO Community: "Jicama."

National Center for Home Food Preservation: "Using and Preserving Jicama."

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes, Vitamins."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: "Jicama."

Sierra Harvest: "Conquering the fear of jicama!"

EatFresh.org: "Jicama."

University of Illinois Extension: "A unique treat: jicama."

United States Department of Agriculture: "USDA branded food products database."

Utah State University Extension: "Jicama."

Baptist Health: "Jicama vs. potatoes health benefits."

Harvard Health Publishing: "6 ways to enjoy fiber in your diet."

Iowa Department of Public Health: "Jicama."

ECHO Community: "Jicama."

National Center for Home Food Preservation: "Using and Preserving Jicama."

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes, Vitamins."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 18, 2019

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