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The jicama root, also called the Mexican turnip or the Mexican potato, is a plant that grows in the Americas. Some people eat its leaves but most people eat its white root, which can weigh up to 40 pounds. Jicama has a really clean, fresh and crisp flavor that reminds some people of raw pear. It is mostly eaten raw, shredded and put on salad or seasoned with lime and chili powder.

  1. 1. What is another name for the jicama?
    1. a. Turnip root
    2. b. Crispy lettuce
    3. c. Mexican potato
  2. 2. How much can a jicama weigh?
    1. a. 100 pounds
    2. b. 40 pounds
    3. c. 20 pounds
  3. 3. What does a jicama remind people of?
    1. a. An apple
    2. b. A pear
    3. c. A peach