It is a leafy bean-like plant with tubers. The tubers are edible, the remainder of the plant: leaves, beans and stems are not, they are highly poisonous and used sometimes to be a pesticide. Therefore, only eat the tubers. The root (tuber) looks like a beige, over sized turnip, yellow and papery. The inside is white with a crisp texture that resembles a raw potato or pear. However, the flavor is like an apple, sweet and starchy. I . . . → Read More: “J”icama