A crisp, nice turnip-shaped root veggie (Pachyrhizus erosus) utilized natural in salads so when crudités or prepared in stews. Also referred to as Mexican turnip, yam bean.
The edible foot of the yam bean, Pachyrhizus erosus, found in salads in Central America.
In Mexico, a name applied to a number of delicious origins, particularly to that of this yam-bean, Cacara erosa, a leguminous plant with a sweetish, turnip-like root, that might be eaten either natural or cooked. This plant happens to be widely spread through the entire tropics.