Still struggling to find a simple jicama recipe for your anti-cancer diet? f you read the post on fermentable fiber, you know that
jicama (“he-cah-mah”–accent on “he”) is one of those vegetables containing prebiotic fiber–that is, fiber that promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Those good bugs, in turn, help ferment the fiber into butyrate, a fatty acid that fights inflammation and quiets cancer-promoting genes.
Problem is: jicama’s mighty bland. Here’s a recipe from the far-from-bland Jittery Cook.
Jittery Cook’s Jicama Sticks
- 1 jicama, peeled and sliced into sticks
- zest and juice of 1 lime (and perhaps some extra juice )
- 1 t paprika
- 1 t cayenne
- 1/3 c chopped cilantro
- 1 t sea salt
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Let sit several hours. Add extra lime before serving–perhaps.
Jicama’s also low in calories, making it a good snack for your anti-cancer way of life.