FW: jicama

Anton Doroszenko (TL, Fld Crp) A.DOROSZENKO at CABI.ORG
Thu Apr 10 17:37:00 CDT 1997


Dear All,

I checked the CAB ABSTRACTS database and got 10 'hits' for jicama:
6 for Pachyrhizus erosus
2 for Pachyrhizus tuberosus
2 for Polymnia sonchifolia

Looks like I have made the situation worse! Now you have 3 species to think
about. Sorry.

Anton
a.doroszenko at cabi.org
======================
Here are the references:

Fernandez, M. V.\ Warid, W. A.\ Loaiza, J. M.\ Martinez, J. J.\Serrano, A.
(1996) Effect of planting methods on root characters of jicama (Pachyrhizus
erosus (L.) Urban). Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture  40(1) 26-28

Juarez, M. S.\ Paredes-Lopez, O. (1994) Studies on jicama juice processing.
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition  46(2) 127-131

Estrella, J. E.\ Lazarte, J. E. (1994) In vitro propagation of jicama
(Polymnia sonchifolia Poeppig & Endlicher): a neglected Andean crop.
HortScience 29(4) 331

Cantwell, M.\ Orozco, W.\ Rubatzky, V.\ Hernandez, L. (1992) Postharvest
handling and storage of jicama roots. Acta Horticulturae No. 318, pp.
333-343

Bergsma, K. A.\ Brecht, J. K. (1992) Postharvest respiration, moisture loss,
sensory analysis and compositional changes in jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus)
roots. Acta Horticulturae No. 318, pp. 325-332

Mudahar, G. S.\ Jen, J. J. (1991)Texture of raw and canned jicama
(Pachyrrhizus tuberosus) and Chinese water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis).
Journal of Food Science 56(4) 977-980

Fine, A. J. (1991) Hypersensitivity reaction to jicama (Pachyrhizus, yam
bean). Annals of Allergy 66(2), 173-174

Nieto C., C. (1991) Agronomical and bromatological studies of jicama
(Polymnia sonchifolia). Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion 41(2) 213-221

Fernandez Escartin, E.\ Castillo Ayala, A.\ Saldano Lozano, J. (1989)
Survival and growth of Salmonella and Shigella on sliced fresh fruit.
Journal of Food Protection 52(7) 471-472, 483

Schmar, T. A.\ Harbers, C. A. Z.\ Harbers, L. H. (1987) Structural changes
in jicama (Pachyrrhizus tuberosus) with microwaving and digestion in rats.
Nutrition Reports International 35(4) 771-774

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From: owner-taxacom
To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM
Subject: jicama
Date: 10 April 1997 10:47

Dear taxacom colleagues,
Does anyone know the proper scientific name of jicama.  I know it is in
the genus Pachyrhizus (Leguminosae), but am not sure which of the two
generally used tuberous species, P. erosus and P. tuberosus, is jicama.
I have found one seed catalog that equates jicama with P. tuberosus; most
other sources do not include jicama as a name for any Pachyrhizus
species - yam bean or potato bean, but no jicama.

Thanks in advance for any responses.

Richard J. Jensen      |   E-MAIL: rjensen at saintmarys.edu
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