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Superfoods are the trendiest nutrition craze, but while people overload on sugary juices and expensive supplements the affordable and effective real superfoods remain neglected. Jicama root originates in Mexico. Recently, the plant has been cultivated in South East Asia and China and has become a food staple. Jicama requires at least six months of frost-free growth, so locations like Thailand and the Philippines make perfect environments for growing jicama. The plant has many names like yam bean, Mexican yam, and the Chinese turnip. Pachyrhizus erosus must be peeled before eating. Take care because only the root is edible, the leaves, vine and other parts of the plant are extremely poisonous.

 

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1. Improve Your Digestion

Fiber is crucial to a healthy digestive system. Fiber acts as a bulking agent to move nutrients throughout your body, and aids in transporting and expelling waste. Jicama is a wealthy source of a soluble fiber which creates a stagnant carbohydrate (oligofructose inulin) that does not become sugar once it has passed through your system. This inert carbohydrate ferments in the digestive system and helps aid in the growth of bifidobacteria.

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