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I have discovered jicama and absolutely love it chopped up raw as a snack during the day. I want to know the nutritional qualities but am not finding anything. Could you give me the breakdown of what vitamins and minerals are contained in this Mexican Root?

Jicama (pronounced he-kumma) is a sweet, root vegetable that looks like a turnip. Sometimes it’s called the Mexican potato. It can be eaten raw and is often found in salads. One cup of sliced raw jicama has about 40% of the Daily Value (DV) of vitamin C and 16% of the DV for folic acid. Other vitamins and minerals are in trace amounts. Jicama is a carbohydrate that is low in calories and high in fiber.

Yambean (jicama), raw

Major Nutrients from 1 cup = 130g

Water  117g

Calories 50

Protein 1g

Fat  0.12g

Carbohydrate 11.5 g

Fiber 6.4g

Ash 0.4g


Vitamin C 26 mg

Thiamin 0.03 mg

Riboflavin 0.04 mg

Niacin 0.26 mg

Pantothenic acid 0.18 mg

Vitamin B-6 0.06 mg

Folate 15.6 mcg

Vitamin A, 27.3 IU

Vitamin E 0.6 mg