I recently wrote about celeriac, the strange knobbly looking vegetable which has a subtle, celery-like flavour, with nutty overtones. It’s a low carbers favourite, and works well as a mash. The post received a lot of views and comments (thank you) and one comment from Sandi got me thinking, which led to this post. She said “I had never heard of this. It looks a little like jicama. I wonder if they sell it around here.” My reply to her was “yes celeriac and jicama are a little alike”. Jicama and Celeriac are both low carb vegetables.
Although the root is safe to eat, the rest of the plant, including the beans, are toxic.
Prebiotics are a type of fibre stored in our digestive system to feed probiotics, which are healthy bacteria. Keeping this balance also supports overall health and immune function.
Here is a picture of celeriac, more to read here
Do you use either of these vegetables when cooking?
I haven’t used Jicama but celeriac is often in my menu plans, in fact I may make a Smoked Haddock and Celeriac Layer Bake later this week, you can see the recipe here
Dear reader, there is a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.
All the best Jan