Pickled (spicy, sour, sweet) Jicama fruit ( Pachyrhizus erosus)

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Today the weather is quite hot, so I want to eat something sweet, spicy and a little sour taste that is refreshing. So I decided to make pickled Jicama fruit.

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Jicama fruit is a fruit that belongs to the type of tuber. This fruit comes from Central America and South America, which has now spread to various parts of the world, including Indonesia. The fruit has a soft texture with a sweet and refreshing taste, making Jicama fruit bean used as a mixture of rujak fruit, shaved salad, fruit ice and pickles. In addition, jicama fruit can also be enjoyed without being processed, we immediately peel the outer skin and eat the fresh fruit.

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it turns out that jicama fruit also has several health benefits, namely:

1.maintain a healthy digestive system, this is because bengkoang fruit contains enough fiber which is useful to help maintain a healthy digestive system.

2.Boost the immune system, because Jicama fruit also contains vitamin C which is needed to boost the immune system.

3.maintain heart health, this is because in bengkoang fruit there are antioxidants that are useful for neutralizing cholesterol and unsaturated fats, so that our heart is maintained healthy.

4.increase bone density, because jicama fruit contains calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus which are useful for maintaining our bone density.

5.maintain brain health, because the content of vitamin B6 in jicama fruit helps maintain the health of the human nervous system

6.control blood sugar levels, jicama fruit is rich in fiber content that makes you full, so it is good for preventing diabetes

7.maintain healthy skin, this is because the jicama fruit contains enough vitamin C and Vitamin E.

It turns out that the benefits of jicama fruit for health, because of the nutritional content contained in jicama fruit, in 100 grams of jicama fruit there are:

Water: 85.1 grams
Energy: 59 cal
Protein: 1.4 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbohydrates: 12.8 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Ash: 0.5 gram
Calcium: 15 mg
Phosphorus: 18 mg
Iron: 0.6 mg
Sodium: 2 mg
Potassium: 244.3 mg
Copper: 0.1 mg
Zinc (zinc): 0.3 mg
Thiamin (Vit. B1): 0.04 mg
Riboflavin (Vit. B2): 0.1 mg
Niacin: 0.2 mg
Vitamin C: 20 mg

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/hellosehat.com/nutrisi/fakta-gizi/kandungan-dan-manfaat-bengkoang/%3Famp%3D1.

The main ingredients we need to make pickled jicama fruit:
1 kilograms of jicama fruit
3 musk oranges

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The spices needed are:
200 grams of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of salt
50 grams of red chili
1 liter of water

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How to make :
1.Add salt and sugar to the water, boil until boiling, don't forget to stir so that the sugar doesn't clot.

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After the sugar solution boils, turn off the stove and let the sugar solution cool down.

2.Peel the skin of the jicama fruit (don't forget to wash it clean before peeling).

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Don't forget to throw away the overcooked part like this.

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3.After peeling the skin, cut according to taste.

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4.Arrange the pieces of jicama fruit in a closed container (I use a jar).

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5.Wash the musk orange, cut into 2 parts, remove the seeds.

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6.Put the musk orange slices into the jar containing the jicama fruit.

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7.Wash the red chilies and grind them (I still use a pestle and mortar)😇😇😇😇

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8.Enter the red chili that has been mashed into the cooled sugar solution.

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9.Put the sugar solution that has been given red chili in a jar containing jicama fruit and musk.

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10.close the jar tightly, put it in the refrigerator ( pickled jicama is very delicious to enjoy when put in the refrigerator for 3 hours or more)

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a bowl of fresh pickled jicama fruit is ready to be enjoyed.

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All photos I take using iphone 7 plus camera.

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