Freeze or Flop: Can Jicama Keep Its Cool?

Yes, you can freeze jicama. And it can last up to 5-6 months in the freezer.

You can also keep it fresher by using aluminum foil to wrap the whole thing before putting it all in for freezing.

For sliced jicamas, a plastic container (air-tight type) would be the best solution.

Use paper towels to pat your cut veggies to make the remaining moisture disappear.

When they are dry, put them in the container, then seal them.

Do not fill up the container too much.

Label it with a marker so you know which is your frozen jicama container inside the freezer.

To defrost jicama, put it in the fridge for about 8 hours.

You can use it in BBQ or salads with ease or make chips afterward.

Can you freeze raw jicama?

Yes, but it will be more of a soft texture.

You can also cut it and freeze it, but then the texture will be softer after being defrosted.

What is the best way to store jicama?

To store jicama, keep it dry.

Unwrap the tubers at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

You can store them for 2-3 weeks.

Once you cut them up, cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator for 1 week.

One pound of jicama yields 3 cups of chopped or shredded vegetables once it is cut up.

What can I do with a lot of jicamas?

Jicamas are yummy.

You can eat them on their own, or with other things.

For example, you can combine them with cucumber and orange sections to make a delicious Jicama Combo.

But there are many more ways to enjoy your jicama.

You can saute them or do something different for your stir fry.

Roasted jicamas are also tasty.

They’re really good when they’re spicy too.

Can jicama go bad?

Yes, it can go bad.

If it is stored in the refrigerator, it will last for about 7 to 14 days.

If you are not sure if your jicama has gone bad, you can smell and look at it.

You should discard any jicama that smells or looks spoiled.

Is jicama bad if it’s slimy?

If the jicama has a bad smell, it is not good.

If the jicama is sticky or slimy, it should be thrown out.

Why does jicama get slimy?

Jicama gets slimy when it has a lot of moisture on the skin.

But, you can store Jicamas in a cool and dry place to make them last longer.

Can you eat jicama raw?

Yes, you can eat jicama raw.

It is usually eaten with salt, lime juice, and chili powder sprinkled on top.

You can also pickle it or make a slaw out of it.

Is brown jicama OK to eat?

Yes, brown jicama is OK to eat.

Brown spots on the inside of a Jicama are where it went bad.

Don’t eat that part of the Jicama.

Can you eat moldy jicama?

No. You should not eat moldy Jicama because the texture will be bad and the skin might have a bad smell.

Can jicama cause stomach pain?

Yes, jicama may cause stomach pain in people who have irritable bowel syndrome.

Does jicama turn brown after cutting?

No, jicama does not turn brown when it is cut.

Can jicama wraps be frozen?

Yes, they can be frozen for up to 4-6 months.

Just fry them a bit before you freeze them so they don’t get gross when they thaw.

Then put the wraps in the refrigerator and take them out when you want to eat them.

How do you freeze jicama fries?

First, put the fried jicama onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Then put it in the freezer instead of cooking it.

After the fries are frozen, put them in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer.

Can dogs eat jicama?

Yes, dogs can eat jicama.

It is a root vegetable with many good things inside of it.

It has lots of fiber and low calories so it is healthy for your dog’s digestive system.

Should cut jicama be stored in the water?

There is no need to store cut jicama in acidulated water.

You can use the cut part of the root today, and save the other part for later.

The cut end will dry out, so discard it before you use it.


In summary, jicama is one vegetable you can keep in the freezer for up to six months.

To do so, follow these simple steps and be sure to label it before putting it in the freezer:

First, pat dry with paper towels.

Next, wrap the jicamas individually in aluminum foil and place them into an airtight plastic container or baggie if they’re cut or sliced.

Label the package with a marker before placing it back into the freezer.

That way you’ll always know what’s inside when you need something fresh again (although we recommend rotating out your frozen vegetables every two months).

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Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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