March 14, 2016—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Before we really talk about jicama, we need to clarify the spelling/pronunciation. It's spelled with a "j", but sounds like its spelled with an "h". So read jicama, and say HICK-ah-muh. Okay, then, on to the more important stuff.
Jicama is a root vegetable that's native to Mexico and South America, and really thrives in warm, almost tropical climates. It's crunchy and light, very mild in flavor, and easy to incorporate almost anywhere you'd like to add a little crunch. Our Jicama is peeled, cleaned, and cut into uniform Sticks that are perfect for dipping, snacking, and salads. Jicama is a good source of oligofructose inulin, which is a soluble dietary fiber. (By weight, jicama is 13% fiber.) Inulin is an inert carbohydrate, which means it doesn't actually metabolize in the human body. This makes Jicama Sticks an especially good snack food if you're trying to cut calories and still stay satisfied. These little sticks are virtually screaming to be dipped in salsas or sauces!
We're selling Trader Joe's Jicama Sticks in a 9.5 ounce tub for $2.69, every day. You'll find them in our refrigerated produce case.