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I love Jicama and it is a powerhouse prebiotic food. If you are looking for an easy cultured veggie that your family will love, then you have to try Jicama if You're Sicka-ma!

The Prebiotic Inulin and Health

This recipe has billions of probiotics to help you combat sickness, but that's not all. Jicama is a prebiotic food for bacteria to make them strong and mighty. You really need that! It will make those good microbes grow and multiply like crazy. Jicama has a natural source of a soluble fiber called inulin. Inulin is one of the best prebiotics. We even have this as one of the ingredients in our Prebio Plus along with Organic Acacia and Fructooligosaccharides. We use it to make many of our yogurts like L reuteri and L gasseri to make high CFU counts in the yogurt.

Your microbes use inulin as food, and then your microbes multiply and form new compounds - butyrate, lactic acid, and SCFA (short-chain fatty acids). This process can boost your immune system, support weight control, balance hormones, improve digestion, and help you fight colds and the flu.

According to a 2005 British Journal of Nutrition study, foods that contain inulin have chemoprotective properties and are capable of lowering colon cancer risk. Inulin was also found to be very effective on tumors in rats and mice when inulin was given together with probiotics.  This recipe does this beautifully, giving you both inulin and probiotics. [1]

I Sold These At Health Food Stores

Jicama is crunchy and slightly sweet, and you will love it. I sold this recipe at health food stores at one point in time and they sold out again and again. I couldn't keep up with the demand, and I really wanted to focus on my blog and website so here is the recipe for you to make yourself. If you'd like to read the story, click here. The End Of My Culturing Career

Stay healthy, love your neighbor and your microbes, and eat cultured foods. If you really want to change your gut and boost your immune system, jicama is good for what ails you. Just you wait and see!

Jicama If You're Sicka-ma

You've gotta try these vegetables. Jicama is a prebiotic so you will get more good probiotics in these veggies. The prebiotics feed the good bacteria and you can watch them multiply and grow and get bubbly. Kids love to eat jicama for the orange flavor and the small size. These are wonderful for colds and flus, allergies, and whatever ails ya!

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Servings: 4 pints


  • 4 Pint Jars You can use 1 larger jar if you'd like. The smaller jars are a little easier because the jicama is smaller. Also, it makes it really easy to give a smaller jar to a friend who is sick.


  • 1 cup Water, spring or filtered, with minerals
  • ¼ teaspoon Cutting Edge Cultures - or ¼ cup Kefir Whey
  • 3 jicama - about 2 pounds
  • 2 oranges - Zest and juice
  • 4 teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt
  • Water, spring or filtered, with minerals - to fill jars

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  • Peel and slice the jicama. It can be chunky or thinly sliced.
  • Place the jicama, orange zest and juice, and salt into your jars, adding equal amounts to each jar.
  • Add half of a culture packet (¼ teaspoon) into 1 cup of water and mix well. Divide and pour ¼ cup into each of your 4 jars. (Alternately, you can just use ¼ cup of Kefir Whey, divide and pour 1 tablespoon into each jar).
  • Fill each container with filtered water, leaving 1½ inches of headspace to let the jicama bubble and expand as it ferments.
  • Seal the container (airlock lid is optional) and let it sit on your kitchen counter, out of direct sunlight, for 3 days.
  • After 3 days, place in the fridge and enjoy!


Storage note: This can be kept in a covered airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to nine months.

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If you are looking for an easy cultured veggie that your family will love, that can help you stay healthy and even fight colds and the flu, then you have to try Jicama if You're Sicka-ma.

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