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Singkamas / Jicama
16-MAR-2008 Carinoza

Singkamas / Jicama


Also known as jicama or yam bean, this root crop originated from Mexico and was introduced to
Asia via the Philippines through the galleon trade route back in the Spanish colonial era.

Once peeled, this crunchy and juicy white vegetable is best eaten chilled with a sprinkling of salt on a hot summer's day!
Diced or sliced into strands, it can also serve as an alternative ingredient to salads and fresh lumpia.

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Guest 02-Dec-2011 09:44
i miss singkamas already..used to eat it everyday..but now, have to wait another 17months to eat it..
Guest 05-Aug-2011 00:12
I used to call these root crops Turnips. Recently, I saw the picture of what they call turnips here in the USA. I was wrong, then. :)
Carinoza18-Mar-2008 04:49
The picture was taken on Palm Sunday, so how about that, Ron - you're right!
Too bad, I guess it's still winter out there in Canada ...? :-p
Ron S. Bernardo17-Mar-2008 10:50
Yeheyyyy, Mahal na Araw na kada makaka kita ako ng Singkamas!
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