Health Benefits of Jicama: Let’s Get to the Root of Why Jicama Is So Good for You by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

Nutrition
4 years ago
Health Benefits of Jicama: Let’s Get to the Root of Why Jicama Is So Good for You

If you want to get more adventurous in the kitchen, perhaps you should consider making jicama fries. Jicama is a root vegetable, like carrots and beets, said to be native to Mexico and Central and South America. Jicama is popular in Mexican and Asian cuisine, sometimes used as an ingredient in stir-fry, salsa, salads and more.

Some might say jicama tastes kind of like a savory apple. It is crisp, juicy and refreshing like a firm pear, making it the perfect summer snack. Jicama is definitely a food you may want to include in your diet if you need to switch up your variety of fruits and veggies. Eating jicama may also benefit you health wise.

One important nutrient found in jicama is vitamin B6. This vitamin is needed for neurotransmission in the brain and also plays a role in more than 100 enzyme reactions in the body, according to Medical News Today. A study from the American Journal of Nutrition suggests that people who had a higher intake of vitamin B6 performed better on memory function tests.

Jicama is also low in calories and high in fiber and water and may help you feel fuller and more satisfied for a longer period of time.

Learn more about the health benefits of jicama via phLabs.com.

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