Jicama in our A-Z - Cooking Index
Jicama is a Mexican vegetable similar to a potato or turnip which has an edible root. The root has a papery yellow exterior almost similar to an onion, yet the inside is the creamy white of a potato.
The root has quite a sweet taste similar to an apple or pear and is usually eaten raw although it can be boiled in stews and soups.
The rest of the plant however is poisonous and it possesses a long vine whose seeds contain the toxin rotenone.