Jicama has a thin, strong skin and crisp, juicy flesh. While its flavor is more similar to an apple or pear than to any vegetable, its texture is more like a radish.
Jicama is a popular Mexican and Asian vegetable that can weigh anywhere from one to six pounds. Its sweet, nutty flavor is good both raw and cooked. Once cooked, Jicama retains its crisp, water chestnut-type texture and flavor.