“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”John Dickinson
First things first, the recipe. We bloggers are catching on, you want our fun ramblings after the recipes. So without any adieu.
4th of July Watermelon Jicama Blueberry Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 3-4
1 lb Watermelon
1 lb Jicama
7 oz Blue Berries
2 tbsp Maple Syrup – Dressing (Optional)
Step 1: Cut watermelon and jicama into sticks.
Step 2: Use a mold or a knife to cut jicama into stars.
Final Step: Put all the ingredients together to form an American flag in a bowl or in a big serving dish. Enjoy!
Post Recipe Rambles and some Healthy Wonderful Benefits of Jicama!
I grew up in Texas, so I’m pretty familiar with this fun Mexican crunchy vegetable. It’s a starchy crunchy root vegetable that’s pronounced hi·kuh·muh – super fun word to say. It’s sweeter than normal vegetables, almost like a very unripe pear. I love jicama and after reading the following health benefits, I totally think you should give it a try.
- Jicama is full of important vitamins and minerals, a great source of Vitamin C.
- Antioxidants like Vitamin C are great for lowering your risks for certain diseases.
- Jicama is fiber rich which means it will help with your bad cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.
- The large amount of fiber and inulin found in Jicama promotes a healthy digestive system.
- Inulin is also good for gut health, think good bacteria.
- It’s low in calories and fills you up, excellent for keeping your body weight in a healthy range.
- It’s a fun different veggie to add to healthy dishes, it’s got such a fun texture.
Jicama Nutritional Information –
- Calories: 49
- Carbs: 12 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 0.1 gram
- Fiber: 6.4 grams
- Vitamin C: 44% of the RDI
- Folate: 4% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 6% of the RDI
- Manganese: 4% of the RDI