The wonderful jicama is thick, slightly sweet, hearty and offers a very satisfying crunch. It is a staple of many different cuisines, including Mexican, and makes a wonderful addition to a variety of tasty dishes. Chop it or shred it to sprinkle on a salad or put it in a soup. The jicama vegetable is loaded with fiber, which is useful for maintaining digestive regularity and promotes a feeling of fullness after eating. It's also a very rich source of the antioxidant vitamin C, a potent immune booster.