Jicama is fat-free and an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C. At just 25 calories per 1/2 cup serving, jicama is a good low calorie choice for people trying to maintain a healthy weight. Because jicama is naturally low in carbohydrate and high in fiber, it is a great vegetable choice for people with diabetes.
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Michael T. Murray, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
A fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate Mexican "potato," jicama's nutritional profile makes it the perfect "baked potato" for those wishing to lose excess weight. Eaten raw, jicama's high vitamin C content also translates into good insurance against colds and flu.