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Sep 30, 2008 11:40 AM

Does jicama turn brown after peeling?

I'm having a little dinner party tonight. I've already made some guacamole and want to serve sliced jicama as well as crackers for a tasty and healthy alternative. I'm the "organization queen" prior to these little get-togethers because once my guests arrive I start talking and cocktail-ing it and it all BETTER be organized :) If I peel and slice the jicama ahead of time, will it turn brown in the fridge? If not, should I just put it in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel which is what I usually do in a case like that. Thanks for any advice

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  1. I'm not sure one way or the other about it turning brown, but I bet if you put it in a bowl of cold water in the fridge, you would be safe.

    1. Jicama keeps nicely, just wrap in the damp towel so it doesn't get dry-looking.

      1. Thanks to both of you. My jicama is sitting quietly in the fridge and I got a little nap :) CH is so great, isn't it?

        1. No it doesn't but sometimes I've bought them when the flesh was brown. I don't think there is a lot of turn over on jicama in my area and it is hard to tell from the outward appearance. It taste great with a little lime jucie, salt and chile

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          1. re: scubadoo97

            Funny you should mention.... In addition to the guac, I'm also putting out a little bowl of kosher salt and some lime wedges. I've already sampled :)