i was at a mexican restaurant and they had the option of jicama instead of chips...i looked it up on the nutrition and it says

"The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C."

Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2727/2#ixzz1EXhri21x

but it has 10.6 gms of carbs! help me! is this ok?!? not for every day but will it slow me down?


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Jicama is a tuber, and though it is ~1/3 the carbs of potatoes, its still starchy. My vote would be that it's not allowed if you are strictly adhering to slow carb.

Perfectly OK... for binge day ;) Or a binge meal... or in a post-workout meal window maybe?

...But baked crisp in some oil with the right seasoning, they make an awesome low(er) carb french fry alternative!

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I'm going to guess that jicama would be fine. I know there was a list on this site that contained other foods that wasn't mentioned in the book. Rutabagas, Turnips & Radishes were on the list.

I'm guessing the jicama is closely related & would be fine.

  • MagicMan commented Sep 4th 2011:

    Yeah i was wondering the same thing due to they "white aint right" mantra for veggies. but if theyre related to turnips and such then they are cruciferous right?

  • Lauren Featherstone commented Apr 23rd 2013:

    I had trouble with radishes as being too high in carbs. It stalled me when I put radishes in breakfast and salad for lunch. :) It's a root veggie like a potato.

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