What is this?
Someone thought it was a potato.
Another thought it was mushroom.
Maybe it is a squash?
What is it?
jicama [hee - kuh - muh, or hik - uh- muh]
the crisp, white-fleshed, edible tuber of a Central American climbing plant of the pea family (Pachyrhizus erosus, family Leguminosae), cultivated since pre-Columbian times and used esp. in Mexican cooking.
Who wants more?
Mrs. Yollis had to cut the remaining sticks into fractions.
Here are some thoughts from the tasters:
It's crunchy and reminded me of salad.
I like the taste of jicama because my mom gave it to me once before and I love it!
I loved it! Where did you get it?
It tastes like lettuce.
It was surprisingly juicy!
It's not my cup of tea.
(And that's okay. Everyone has different taste buds.)
I liked it a lot and it reminded me of when I've tried it with Mexican food.
It taste like carrots.
It so good, I need to hang out with it more often!
It's the best vegetable in the world!
I thought it tasted like a mixture of lettuce, pear, and apple!
I like the first taste, but not the aftertaste.
Surprisingly, it taste like an Indian vegetable that looks a lot like jicama.
It's amazing! More please!
It really is my cup of tea.
Jicama is really juicy and sweet!
To me, it taste like a fruit because it's so juicy and sweet.
It's so good, I'm definitely going to get it at the store!
Jicama is available in the produce section of a supermarket!
Thank you, Mr. Yollis, for introducing us to a new, healthy snack!
Have you ever eaten jicama?
Do you like to try new foods?