Plant Information

Common Name: JICAMA
Scientific Name: Pachyrhizuz erosus
Alternative Names: Jam bean, Mexican potato

Package Format4L bag

Pachyrhizuz erosus
Pachyrhizuz erosus


  • Perennial
  • Perennial vine - produces fleshy tubers.
  • Full sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Slice thinly - eat raw in salads.
  • Use likepotatoes – boil, bake or steam.

Parts Used

  • The potatoes.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Health food.
  • Weight Loss –17.5 caloriesper 50 grams.
  • Fat and cholesterol free.
  • Full of fibre - helps to protect the colonfrom disease such as cancer.
  • Antioxidant - Vitamin C and A.
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