I found your address on the dietitian’s web page.
I recently discovered jicima and absolutely love it chopped up raw as a snack during the day. I’m trying to find out what its nutritional qualities are and am coming up short. Could you tell me any resources where I can find what vitamins and minerals are contained in this Mexican Root?
I have included a table below with the nutrient content in 1 cup (130 gms) of raw jicama. One cup of sliced raw jicama has about 40% Daily Value vitamin C and 16% of your DV for folacin. Otherwise, it is negligible in other vitamins and minerals. FYI, it is low in calories and mostly carbohydrates.
Yambean (jicama), raw
|1 cup = 130.000 g||Units||Value|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||0.117|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||6.370|
|Vitamin C, ascorbic acid||mg||26.260|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||27.300|
|Vitamin A, RE||mcg_RE||2.600|