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  1. #1

    Post singkamas

    Ano ba ang singkamas prutas o gulay?

  2. #2

    Post

    ano bang klase tanong to? kulot ka talaga no?! pero tingin ko gulay.

  3. #3
    i'm still alive!!!
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Metro_Manila

    Post

    diba fruit?

  4. #4

  5. #5

    Post

    Gulay. Singkamas is closely related to the turnip.

  6. #6
    sunny side up
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Chicken Coop

    Question

    Originally posted by raven23
    Gulay. Singkamas is closely related to the turnip.
    Isn't the singkamas & the turnip one and the same? I always thought that "turnip" was the English translation of singkamas.

  7. #7

    Post

    hi egg....i thought so too...pero english yata ng singkamas is "jicama"..and it's actually a veggie.

  8. #8
    sunny side up
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Chicken Coop

    Post Singkamas = Jicama = Yam Bean

    Originally posted by PearlM
    ...pero english yata ng singkamas is "jicama"..and it's actually a veggie.
    You know what, PearlM, you're right --- well, at least very close to it. [I learned earlier this evening.] "Jicama" is the Spanish translation of our local singkamas & is also known as the Mexican potato or the Mexican turnip. In English our singkamas is popularly known as the yam bean.

    I'm not sure though if it's classified as a fruit or a vegetable, but I'm sure it's a root crop. Can root crops be considered as vegetables, too?
    ___________

    YAM BEAN - JICAMA
    Pacchyrhizus erosus

    http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/Hort/Fmrs/Asian_veg/yambean.pic1.JPG

    Chinese: Di Gwa | Filipino: Sinkamas | Japanese: Kuzuimo |
    Malay: Seng Kuang | Spanish: Jicama | Vietnamese: C Du

    The edible roots of a climbing vine that is otherwise toxic, one of the few leguminous roots that can be eaten. The plant is native to Central America and was probably introduced to south-east Asia via the Philippines. The edible tubers are usually round and 1015 cm in diameter, with a light brown skin and a white flesh. Can be eaten raw as a salad or cooked in stir-frys etc.

    Source: NSW Agriculture

  9. #9
    sunny side up
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Chicken Coop

    Post

    raven23's right, too. The singkamas is indeed closely related to the turnip. I got it wrong by thinking they were one & the same --- hindi naman pala.

  10. #10
    stargirl
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Metro_Manila

    Post

    I don't know. I do know it tastes good with a sprinkle of salt. Yummy!

  11. #11
    sunny side up
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Chicken Coop

    Thumbs up

    Originally posted by solace
    I don't know. I do know it tastes good with a sprinkle of salt. Yummy!
    I have mine all soaked in vinegar with rock salt & ground black pepper. Asim!!!

  12. #12

    Post

    Originally posted by solace
    I don't know. I do know it tastes good with a sprinkle of salt. Yummy!
    Bagoong alamang with a touch of vinegar.


  13. #13

    Post

    I like it cold with rock salt...Mmm!yummy.

    I didn't know alfa alfa sprouts taste like singkamas..

  14. #14

    Post

    oops...so "jicama" is Spanish pala.

  15. #15

    Post

    singkamas soaked overnight in sukang iloko + rock salt =

  16. #16

    Thumbs up

    Ala nyo gulay ang singkamas kantahin nyo ang bahay kubo para malama nyo ok

  17. #17
    i'm watching you!
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Metro_Manila

    Lightbulb

    prutas po ang singkamas... di nga lang ako kumakain nito kasi allergic ako eh

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