Jicama is a brown-skinned tuber with white flesh and a delicate, slightly sweet flavor. It may be turnip-shaped and rounded or lobed and blunt-tipped; tubers typically weigh from 1-5 pounds. The skin is fairly thin, and the creamy flesh is juicy. Jicama can be eaten raw or cooked -- it holds up well and maintains its texture. Add thin slices to salads, side dishes or even desserts for extra crunch. It can be stored for long periods without breakdown if refrigerated. It is also called yam bean or Mexican potato. Jicama is available year-round.