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Jicama (Yam Bean)

  Jicama (Yam Bean)Scientific Name: Pachyrhizus erosus
Common Name:  Jicama (Yam Bean)
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Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 7-10
Germination: Easy
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 15
Uses: Culinary
Notes: Tropical vine which produces turnip-shaped tubers which can be cooked or eaten fresh. Must have long growing season.

PACHYRHIZUS EROSUS. Jicama (pronounced HEE-ca-ma) is a tuber vegetable that is a member of the potato family. It is grown in Latin America, typically in Mexico and Central America, and is a popular dietary staple in these regions. Jicama is also known by other names that include the following: the Mexican potato, Mexican yam bean, ahipa, saa got, Chinese turnip, lo bok, and the Chinese potato. Extremely nutritious because it contains a high amount of vitamin C, is low in sodium, and has no calories or fat. Used to thicken soups and sauces in other countries.

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