Motherhood Stuffs: Jicama and Salt for snack

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Jicama and Salt for snack

Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as jicama or we  called it "Singkamas" in the Philippines is one of my favorite fruits to snack. Aside from the fact that it's very common in the Philippines, I enjoy its taste and sweetness as well. The taste of this white fruit is plainly water and sweet, and very much a very good fruit to snack.

Jícama is high in carbohydrates in the form of dietary fiber. It is composed of 86-90% water; it contains only trace amounts of protein and lipids. Its sweet flavor comes from the oligofructose inulin (also called fructo-oligosaccharide) which is a probiotic. Jicama is high in vitamins C, A, and some Bs, along with calcium and phosphorus. - Source
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When you moved to a different country and end up living in a different environment and the weather some of the fruits you used to eat are very hard to find. And when you find them, it's quite expensive as they will be shipped from a different state who grows these crops.

Lately, I've been craving for this fruit and lucky to find a few in our local store. Never hesitated to buy a big one and lately it has been my favorite afternoon snack. It's very helpful for me as when humidity strikes I bare eat good food to feed my growing baby and I.  

1 comment:

  1. I cannot find this anywhere..... I checked walmart too. Is there somewhere specific like specialty store? Thanks :)


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