Jicama also known as Mexican Potato or Mexican Turnip is the tan root of a tropical vine. Jicama is an edible root that looks like a turnip, native from Central America and can grow up to 5 pounds. Its shape reminds a turnip and its light off-white skin must be peeled before use. The flesh is white and crisp, like raw potato or an unripe pear, it’s also sweet. It reminds a mix between water-chestnut and pear. Jicama is excellent for eating raw in salads, but you can also eat it as a snack, simply sliced.