Can my dog eat Ahipa?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/03/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Ahipa?

 

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Ahipa, also known as Jicama/yam bean/Andean yam bean, is a member of the Fabaceae family (also known as the legume, bean or pea family). The plant was first grown in South America, and later spread to the rest of Latin America and is commonly used in those cultures, as well as in North America. The only part of the plant used for food is the root, or tuber.

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Can my dog eat ahipa/jicama? What about puppies? Can my puppy eat jicama? If your dog ate jicama, he would gain some important nutritional benefits such as fiber, potassium, iron and magnesium. Dogs and puppies can safely eat the cooked legume, but you must be sure to completely remove the skin and seeds. These and the plant itself are poisonous to dogs, but the tuber is safe for your fur baby to eat.

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