Is Jicama Paleo?


What Is Jicama?

Jicama is a starchy tuberous root that doesn’t have much to offer in the way of nutrients except a hefty amount of vitamin C. Some people might dismiss it for being so starchy, but there’s more to the story.

The Benefits

Jicama is also loaded with fiber, which 1) helps lower the glycemic load of the vegetable, and 2) acts as a prebiotic, which means it feeds the beneficial bacteria in our guts (the guys we want to stick around). This is extremely important because a healthy gut biome has been linked to all aspects of health, including immune performance and even cognitive functioning!

A Closer Look

Mark Sisson dismissed jicama at first glance, but upon closer examination, he has since changed his tune.