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Mango Jicama Salad with Chili Lime Dressing - Therapeutic Thursday Recipe

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A member of the Fabaceae family, Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is a commonly used root vegetable in Mexican cuisine- salads like this one with mango and chili lime dressing. Street vendors in Mexico peel, slice into strips, garnish it with lemon or lime juice and chili powder, and bags it to sell it as treats, which proves particularly satisfying on a hot day. 

Known as Mexican yam bean, Mexican turnip or Mexican potato in North America, this tuberous veggie has a porous flesh allowing it to pick up flavors of the food it is mixed with, making it the perfect tasty and nutritious snack option. Its starchiness keeps you feeling full for hours and its crunchiness makes it more appetizing. 

Available in specialty markets all year round, jicama goes well with mangoes and makes for a lip-smacking food choice. Let us find out how the Mango Jicama Salad with Chili Lime Dressing is rated in the NutriPledge food rating system and what that rating entails for your health. 


Health Rating and Therapeutic Health Benefits 

This super healthy and delicious Mango Jicama Salad with Chili Lime Dressing is a Green Dot rated food. It contains zero trans-fat and no artificial color or ingredient, while being low in calories. One serving of this salad meets about a 1/2 cup of vegetable serving of MyPlate recommendations of about 2.5 cups a day on a 2000 calorie diet. It is also a good source of vitamin C (23 % DV). Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts our body's immunity and protects us from many diseases. It is dense in health promoting nutrients, vitamins, minerals and other plant-based compounds. Balanced macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber) rich foods like this can promote overall health and wellness by balancing blood sugars, weight control, and heart health. 


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Disclaimer! Please note that this page is not medical advice. It offers only general guidance for a healthy and balanced diet. This food does not guarantee an adequate or safe intake level for any individual. Please consult your healthcare provider and explore our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for a meal plan tailored to your needs.