What's a Jicama?

A jicama (HEE-kah-mah) is a root vegetable resembling a turnip that is also known as a Mexican potato. It has thin brown skin, white flesh, crunchy texture and a sweet, nutty flavor. Look for firm, heavy jicamas with unblemished skin. Store whole jicamas in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Wash, dry and peel before using.