If your purpose for this 2019 is to lose weight, jicama could be an option to include it in your diet, a fruit native to Mexico produced mainly in the states of Nayarit, Guanajuato, Morelos, and Veracruz.
Jicama is rich in vitamins C, E, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, fiber, is low in sodium and calories, which makes it an ideal food for people looking to lose weight.
By containing enough water and fiber, this fruit is ideal as a snack between meals, since it will satisfy hunger until the next meal, and its consumption helps to improve digestion, to avoid constipation and fluid retention.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader), the jicama also combats bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
In addition, this fruit can be prepared in different ways, because it can be eaten raw, cooked or boiled, giving rise to an endless number of healthy and delicious dishes.
According to the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP 2017), the states of Nayarit, Guanajuato, Morelos and Veracruz are the main producers of the fruit.
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