"Radishes grow just about anywhere. People think, 'Oh, it's just a radish.' But radishes are delicious, and people don't think of cooking them." ~ Emeril Lagasse
With a distinctive taste and being easy to harvest, radishes are a smart addition to your garden and salad!
Five Fun Facts
- Ancient Greeks and Romans left written records with their thoughts about radishes
- The world’s largest known radish was grown in Japan. It was over 68 pounds!
- Ancient Egyptians used radish seed oil in their cooking.
- Radishes come in red, white, green, pink, purple, yellow and black varieties, and their interiors are typically white, though some varieties have streaks of color.
- Each radish has about 1 calorie, so enjoy!
Radishes are a good source of:
- Vitamin C
Radishes may be beneficial in the following ways:
- Improving liver health
- Improving the urinary system
- Helping detoxify the blood
- Improving digestion
Consumed in large amounts, radishes may lower your blood pressure and irritate your digestive tract. Avoid radishes if you have gallstones.
Suggested RecipesSummer Radish Salad - gluten-free
Roasted Radishes - a vegan recipe; low-calorie; gluten-free
Easy Pickled Radishes - low fat; gluten-free
Ina Garten's Roast Chicken with Radishes - gluten-free
Tyler Florence's Grilled Shrimp with Mango Lime and Radish Salsa - gluten-free
For the Kids and Kids-at-Heart
Download this radish crossword puzzle to have some fun!
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