Chopped, cubed, sliced into fine sticks, raw or cooked, jicama is versatile and great in stir-fries, salads, slaw, soup, and with other veggies and fruits like oranges. Fresh and creamy, bananas mix well with other fruits and are a favorite lunchtime addition or for noshing on the go. One of the most cultivated tropical fruits. Jicama, also known as yam bean, is a very low-calorie root vegetables of Mexican origin. Its refreshing, crispy ice-white, fruit-flavored tuber can be eaten raw or . mentioned above ground in a wooden mortar and served on a banana leaf.