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Jicama (Yambean)

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About This Food

Description
Jicima (pronounced hee-ka-ma) is a root in the legume family with the consistency of a turnip or potato and flavor close to a pear or apple. While most of these fruits and vegetables have edible exteriors, the peel of the jicama is toxic and tough, so it needs to be cut off prior to preparation.

Jicama is full of inulin, a carbohydrate that does not metabolize in the body, so it’s a good alternative for those with diabetes. It also helps with the absorption of calcium in the bones and provides prebiotics necessary for a healthy gut. Jicama is full of vitamin C and potassium, which help improve the immune system and promote heart-health.

Glycemic Load= 2
Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Fiber
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 mediumyambean (jicama)

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Calories: 64

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.15 g
Saturated Fat
0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.07 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
24 g
ALA
24 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
14.82 g
Net Carbohydrate
6.59 g
Sugars
3.02 g
Fiber
8.23 g
Protein
1.21 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
35.28 IU
1%
Vitamin C
33.94 mg
57%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.77 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.07 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.5 mg
1%
Folate
20.16 mcg
5%
Niacin
0.34 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0.03 mg
2%
Choline
22.85 mg
4%
Minerals
Calcium
20.16 mg
2%
Copper
0.08 mg
4%
Iron
1.01 mg
6%
Magnesium
20.16 mg
5%
Manganese
0.1 mg
5%
Phosphorous
30.24 mg
3%
Potassium
252 mg
7%
Selenium
1.18 mcg
2%
Sodium
6.72 mg
0%
Zinc
0.27 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
21.84 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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