Singkamas or jicama is a very popular summer savory snack in the Philippines. The large water content (about 90%) of this delectable root vegetable is a great thirst quencher especially during the heat of the summer. The white flesh of the fresh jicama is crisp and sweet and juicy at the same time. I remember, we use to bring bunches of jicama on the beach and eat them while in the water, the salt from the ocean water makes it more delicious.
Jicama is low in sodium, rich in potassium, iron and calcium and vitamin C. It is an ideal snack especially for diabetics.