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Market Watch with Timaree Hagenburger: Jicama

Jicama is a sweet, nutty tuber with a distinct crunch and lots of health benefits, too!

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Timaree Hagenburger is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in public health. She is also a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento and a food lover who likes sharing tips and tricks on how to enjoy fresh California fruits and vegetables—including crunchy, delicious jicama!

Jicama is low in calories, but high in a few vital nutrients and provides one-quarter of what's needed daily in fiber per serving. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C (44 percent of the daily value per serving) and a powerful antioxidant that zaps free radicals to protect against cancer, inflammation, viral cough, cold and infections.

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